Drumstick – Allium sphaerocephalum

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Drumstick – Allium sphaerocephalum

Common Name: Drumstick

Botanical Name: Allium sphaerocephalum, A-lee-um sfay-ro-SEF-a-lum

Decorative Life: 14 days.

Flower Color:

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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.
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.