Allium sphaerocephalon

The Drumstick Allium. Dating back to the 16th century, this terrific naturalizing heirloom has dense, egg-shaped composite flowers that open green and mature to rich crimson-purple. Perched atop wiry, yet strong stems, 1"- to 1 1/2"-wide round composite flowers dance in the breeze as the individual florets open from the top down with shimmery silver-white stamen. Each composite flower becomes more egg-shaped as it matures. Best planted en masse, it is one of the most cost effective of all Allium (along with A. aflatunense Purple Sensation), perfect for thick drifts in mixed perennial beds, meadows and natural settings. Don't let anyone weed the thin wiry stems as they emerge in late spring! It too is rabbit-, rodent- and deer-resistant and much loved by bees, butterflies and helpful pollinators. Bulb size: 6 cm/up. July. HZ: 4-9. Height: 24". 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.

Allium shaerocephalon is shown in the third photo with blue Sea Holly (Eryngium spp. and cvs.).

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Available in units of 100 with volume discount pricing.

1 Unit 100 bulbs $13.25
5 Units 500 bulbs $61.50
10 Units 1000 bulbs $106.75
50 Units 5000 bulbs $494.75

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