Drumstick


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Common Name: Drumstick
Botanical Name: Allium sphaerocephalum (A-lee-um sfay-ro-SEF-a-lum)
Decorative Life: 14 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Recut stems under water and place in plain tap water containing regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart or a fresh flower food solution.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest when flowers are about 30% open.
Family Roots:
  • Member of Liliaceae (lily family).
  • Native of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.
  • Related species include agapanthus, clivia, lycoris and daffodil.
Personality:
  • Flower clusters are globe-shaped.
  • Plant is a bulbous perennial, classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
  • Stems produce onion-like odor when cut.
Availability: Summer through fall.
Flower Color: Purple.
Storage Specifics: Can be stored in water for nearly one month at 32-35F.
Tidbits:
  • Stems look like bass drumsticks. Two inch round flower heads on 20 inch stems.
  • Allium is the Latin name for garlic and sphaerocephalon means spherical-headed.