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Allium sphaerocephalon

The Drumstick Allium. Dating back to the 16th century, this terrific naturalizer has dense, egg-shaped composite flowers that open green and mature to rich crimson-purple from the top down. Perched atop wiry, yet strong stems, the 1”- to 1 1/2”-wide flowers dance in the breeze. Best planted en masse, A. sphaerocephalon is one of the most cost effective of all , perfect for thick drifts in mixed perennial beds, meadows and natural settings. Bulb size: 6 cm/up. July. 24". HZ: 4-9.

The Flowering Onions are rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant, and are seldom affected by disease. Adored by bees, butterflies and pollinators, Allium extend the spring flowering season, and are valuable cut and dried flowers.

Allium require full sunlight, rich, well-draining and neutral pH soil and can benefit from a summer dry period. All Allium must be planted outdoors in the fall after the soil has cooled down to around 55 degrees F (normally after two weeks of night time temperatures hovering around 40 degrees F).

Plant 4" deep and 3" to 4" apart.

We are very sorry, but due to state agricultural restrictions, we are not permitted to ship Allium bulbs to Idaho, or to the following five counties in the State of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.

Alliums are The Art & Soul of Spring and Summer!

Allium Horticultural Tips
Catalog #1280
50/$7.75 100/$11.75 200/$20.75 500/$49.50

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