A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener

A for Alliums from Crafty Gardener

The drumstick alliums, which are ornamental onions, are in bloom right now. These herbaceous perennials have pretty, almost round, purple blooms which appear in early to midsummer.

Alliums are in the onion genus and includes onions, chives, garlic, scallions and leek.

The flowers first appear green and seem to take forever to open. They grow best in full sun in well drained soil. A bonus to growing drumstick allium is that deer and rabbits don’t nibble on them.

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