Drumstick Allium - Year One - July 2022
Last year, I planted a bunch of Drumstick Allium in different spots around the garden. Some in front, some on the side, some in back. Timing-wise, these are the *latest* blooming Allium that we have now. All of other varieties have come and gone. But these? They're in bloom RIGHT NOW - mid-July.
I'm sure what I expected, but these are really lovely looking flowers. Small. MUCH smaller than a globemaster or Purple Sensation. And, really tall. Like, a lollipop. I'm talking 30" super thin stems with a golf-ball-sized bloom on the tip. That SUPER THIN stem plus the golf-ball-sized bloom means that these things are swooping. They don't stand up straight. They're swoopers. I kinda like them that way and it is something that I can keep playing with planting-wise. They're VERY informal, so not what I normally see when I see alliums popping up.
Below, you can see a few of them 'swooping' across the All Gold Japanese Forest grasses - mixed in with the carcasses of the Allium Christophiis, too.