The Drumstick Allium (A. sphaerocephalon
) waits until late June to produce 1in, wine-colored flower heads, which bob in every breeze on wiry, 24-30in stems. Its bulbs are small and easy to tuck in groups between the crowns of perennials, such as the red-flowered Yarrow, Achillea
'Paprika'. We include 25 bulbs of the Allium and three plants of 'Paprika'.
The genus Allium (the Latin means "garlic") offers colorful, distinctive, and long-lasting forms that are standouts in the early-summer garden. Alliums are sun-lovers and prefer well-drained, even sandy, soil. Deer, mice, chipmunks, and related predators generally avoid this group, so you can plant with impunity. Tuck them among clumps of summer-flowering perennials where the Allium's withering foliage will be hidden by the expanding perennials.
Yarrows are valuable garden plants from the North Temperate Zone that are widely grown for the masses of flowers they bear throughout much of the summer. Their flattened flower heads introduce a fresh shape into the perennial border. Yarrows thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They bloom from June to September. Excellent as cut flowers, fresh or dried.
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