View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This unique late-blooming bulb sports maroon flower-heads, for which it earns its common of drumstick allium.

    Latin Name

    Allium sphaerocephalon


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Also Known As

    Round-headed Leek Purple-headed Garlick


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, western Asia


    History

    Purple-headed garlick has been in popular use since 1766 and was listed in the first bulb catalog in the United States.


    Other Details

    Polinator

    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save