Allium Bulbs Summer Drummer

Summer Drummer Allium Bulbs

 
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Summer Drummer Allium is a tall allium that is spectacular in flower. The baseball size flower head has florets of purple and white.

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Regular Price: $12.99

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Bag of 2
SKU 14455

Details

Summer Drummer Allium is a very tall Allium that is spectacular in flower. The baseball size flower head has florets of purple and white. The flower stems will be tallest when the soil is adequately moist in the spring. Early summer blooming. 48-72" tall.
SKU 14455
Common Name Summer Drummer Allium Bulbs
Botanical Name Allium Summer Drummer
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 48-72" tall
Bulb Size 12 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6-8" deep
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow
Prohibited In Idaho
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert, Coastal California, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, when possible, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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5.0

VERY tall, wind resistant, long lasting

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from Kanab UT 15in rain/yr high desert

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  • Don't break in windstorms
  • No staking required

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Allium Bulbs Summer Drummer:

      These are my all-time favorite allium. What makes them so different?
      The stalks are almost as tall as an average adult person!
      And the stems are just flexible and strong enough that they STAY up long, long after the purple color has finally faded from the globes. It is almost Thanksgiving and both of my Summer Drummer stalks are still upright and gorgeous, with the flowers now being a tan/wheat color. This is very impressive, all of my other bulb stems (including the other alliums) have broken long ago, as we have frequent windstorms with wind advisories. Our wooden fence has blown down TWICE this year... and our Summer Drummers just bob and sway attractively, no matter how fiercely the wind blows.
      They need no special care and look just like the listing photos (some of the little florets are purple and some are white).
      The only little tiny bit of feedback that I would give about this listing, is that the planting recommendations are for 9 per square foot; in my experience, these are large enough to plant a little bit further apart than that. I would personally go for more like 3 per square foot. It might be interesting to plant at that density with some other, shorter allium interspersed (such as 3 of the Summer Drummer and 6 of shorter alliums).

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      5.0

      Love it!

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      from Loveland, CO

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      • Attractive
      • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Allium Bulbs Summer Drummer:

        I love how big and beautiful the blooms get!

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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