Allium sphaerocephalon also known as “drumsticks” are a great plant for attracting bees and butterflies into the garden and make a great cut flower too. Alliums make a great addition to any garden and come in a range of colours and heights. This variety is a lovely reddish-purple and will flower between June and July.
Alliums perform very well with early flowering perennials and are also popular with bees and butterflies. Alliums will naturalise very well in most well drained soils. This variety will with stand some water logging of the soil. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant bulbs with the pointy bit facing upwards. Bulbs should be planted as per the growing information shown below.
Feed bulbs with bone meal or similar during the flowering period to ensure they remain health for years to come. Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.
Keep well fed during the growing season and if possible mulch borders with well rotted manure or compost over the winter.
Flowering Height: 2 feet (60cm)
Flowering period: June – July
Soil type: All soils that are free draining. Particularly likes humus rich soils.
Aspect: Sheltered site in semi shade to full sun, a strong grower.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 15cms
Spacing: 20cms apart.
Our tip: Can be used for Cut Flower and dry flower arrangements.
Full growing instructions provided
Bulbs will be dispatched from September on-wards.