12. Allium sphaerocephalon (L10) drumstick allium Amaryllidaceae


12. Allium sphaerocephalon (L10) drumstick allium Amaryllidaceae
12. Allium sphaerocephalon(L10) drumstick allium
AL-ee-um sfay-roe-SEF-ah-lon
Basic ID egg-shaped flowers and narrow leaves
Zone:4 to 8
Type:herbaceous perennial
Height and spread:M & Medium(0.5-1m/0.1-0.5m)
Leaf & flower size:tiny,7-8mm
Bloom time: mid summer(June to July)
Flower & Fall color: pink
Leaf arrangement/Foliage: strong onion scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves
Flower/cone/fruit description(s):egg-shaped flowers in summer that start off green, then bloom
from green to pink and then clover red-purple.
Recommended plant index ******
Common:vertical presence and egg flower shape/naturalize freely/elegant
Tough:tough (drought)
Disease:no serious, Onion white rot and a downy mildew may occur
Easy to be noticed: easy
Maintainence: Low
Useful cultivars and selections in Vancouver:” ”
Light:full sun like to be sheltered
Water use: low to medium
Soil requirement: fertile, well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils
Maintenance advice:1.Plant 2 too 4 inches deep in fall
2.best with consistent moisture during the growing season, but tolerate drought after flowering
Plant design combination: especially peeking up through other plants, such as roses, so that there
nondescript foliage are hidden.Best grown in large groups or massed.
Grow Scenario:May be naturalized. Grows well in containers. Good looking in urban landscape
Suggested plant area:attractive in a bed or border, City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage &
Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Texture: natural texture
Form: natural shape
Special usages in landscape:smell /eco-flower(butterflies) /deer/cut and dried flowers

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