Drumstick – Allium sphaerocephalum Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop our Growers Choice Subscription! Shop Now Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Drumstick Botanical Name: Allium sphaerocephalum, A-lee-um sfay-ro-SEF-a-lum Decorative Life: 14 days. Flower Color: Purple Availability: Fall, Summer 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.