One of very few alliums to flower in summer, unlike most other varieties, so are different for gardeners on the hunt for something new.
Instead of flowering in the familiar globe shape, they form dense drumstick-shaped flowerheads made up of dozens of green buds that gradually turn to magenta before opening from the top downwards.
Flowering in July and August with low growing foliage, the drumstick allium’s long, straight flower stems look stunning planted with other summertime beauties.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for outstanding displays for years to come, while it has also been recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', to attract bees and butterflies.
Preferring a sunny location, alliums are not fussy about soil type and will grow well, naturalising and multiplying over the years. Clumps can be dug up and split every few years to stop them becoming congested.
Supplied as 100 bulbs, size 4/5, ready to plant in autumn.
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