Allium sphaerocephalon are a fun and unusual addition to any garden. It looks wonderful and it demands nothing. Their dark crimson to deep purple flowers are egg shaped and are held on thick stems up to 24 inches in height. Very good for naturalizing. Common names are Drumsticks, Ornamental Onion. The thin, strappy foliage can be evergreen in mild winters, but dies down in really cold weather.
Allium sphaerocephalon is a super perennial and looks great with Asiatic Lilies or Hemerocallis. They add architectural dimension to the garden; many suitable for Heirloom gardens and sunny, well-drained meadow; also wonderful cut and dried flowers.
Alliums: Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds. Leaves will wither and disappear from the garden shortly after bloom. Mature bulbs may be dug up in fall, divided and replanted to increase size of a planting. Alliums, or ornamental onions, are easy to grow bulbs that are increasing in popularity. They look wonderful in cut bouquets and make a unique accent in any perennial border or bed. If you have problems with deer or rodents, Alliums are an excellent choice as they find them distasteful! Position where other plants will help to hide their sometimes-untidy foliage. Excellent for use as cut or dried flowers. Attracts butterflies, too.