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Allium Summer Drummer (Pack of 5 Bulbs)
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A tall variety of Allium that will reach up to 5ft! Summer Drummer is a later flowering Allium, it will gradually start to grow from early Spring and will form a tightly packed ball of hundreds of tiny purple and white flowers. Alliums are great for a superb array of colour in your borders or pots. They are also fantastic for a cut flower display in your home. Pack of 5 Bulbs.

How to plant Alliums

  • Plant Alliums in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
  • Choose a location to plant your Allium Bulbs, they like to be in full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Planting Alliums in the Garden

  • Once you have found the perfect spot in your garden to grow your Alliums, you need to dig holes in the flower bed that are three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
  • Plant the bulbs about 20-30cm (8-12") apart. For impact, plant in groups.
  • Alliums work well in rockeries and crowded gardens as they don't take up much space.
  • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
  • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
  • Water the bulb well once in situ.
  • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
  • Alliums will flower around May/June.
  • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.

Planting Alliums in Pots 

  • Plant Alliums the same depth for pots as in the garden. Plant three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
  • For a garden with limited space, you may want to produce a fuller display of spring flowers by layering your bulbs like a lasagne. Simply plant your bulbs deeper to start with, with the largest or latest flowering bulbs further down, moving to the smallest and earliest flowering in the top layer. The shoots from the lower bulbs will find their way around the other bulbs. If you are planting the Alliums first, allow 10cm (4") of soil underneath the bulbs.
  • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
  • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
  • Water the bulb well once in situ.
  • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
  • Alliums will flower around May/June.
  • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.

Description

A tall variety of Allium that will reach up to 5ft! Summer Drummer is a later flowering Allium, it will gradually start to grow from early Spring and will form a tightly packed ball of hundreds of tiny purple and white flowers. Alliums are great for a superb array of colour in your borders or pots. They are also fantastic for a cut flower display in your home. Pack of 5 Bulbs.

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Delivery / Returns

Spring Flowering Bulbs are delivered in the Autumn

Delivery and P&P

Spring Flowering Bulbs are dispatched from September to November.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days during this time.
Postage cost to the UK is £4.99.
If you are ordering from outside the UK, postage costs will vary. See Delivery page.
When your order is due for dispatch, you will receive a tracking email from us to track your parcel with the Royal Mail.
Your parcel will be sent on a 48 hour tracked service.

Returns and Refunds

You have the right to cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched.
All returns must be returned at your cost within 7 days of receipt.
Payment for the returned goods will be refunded within 7 days of the goods being received by us, less the postage charges. 



Planting & Growing Instructions

How to plant Alliums

  • Plant Alliums in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
  • Choose a location to plant your Allium Bulbs, they like to be in full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Planting Alliums in the Garden

  • Once you have found the perfect spot in your garden to grow your Alliums, you need to dig holes in the flower bed that are three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
  • Plant the bulbs about 20-30cm (8-12") apart. For impact, plant in groups.
  • Alliums work well in rockeries and crowded gardens as they don't take up much space.
  • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
  • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
  • Water the bulb well once in situ.
  • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
  • Alliums will flower around May/June.
  • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.

Planting Alliums in Pots 

  • Plant Alliums the same depth for pots as in the garden. Plant three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
  • For a garden with limited space, you may want to produce a fuller display of spring flowers by layering your bulbs like a lasagne. Simply plant your bulbs deeper to start with, with the largest or latest flowering bulbs further down, moving to the smallest and earliest flowering in the top layer. The shoots from the lower bulbs will find their way around the other bulbs. If you are planting the Alliums first, allow 10cm (4") of soil underneath the bulbs.
  • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
  • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
  • Water the bulb well once in situ.
  • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
  • Alliums will flower around May/June.
  • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.

Care Instructions

How to care for Alliums

  • Add a potash feed to enhance growth and strengthen the bulbs for flowering year after year.
  • Allow flower to die back and remove any dead foliage in early Summer.
  • Remove any dead stems that become detached from their bases.
  • Alliums are hardy and can therefore be left in the ground all year round.
  • Keep an eye out for any diseased foliage.
  • Seldom need support.
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Allium Summer Drummer (Pack of 5 Bulbs)

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Specification
Also known as: Ornamental Onions
Genus: Alliums
Colours: Light Purple
Aspect: Full Sun with well-drained soil
Height: 180cm / 71"
Planting period: Autumn
Soil Type: Fertile, well drained
Bulb Size: 14/16cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Shipping est: 3-5 working days
Delivery time: Autumn delivery (Sept to Nov 2020)
Also suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: Unscented
Double flowered: No
Border Position: Back
New This Year: N
SKU SKU17721
  • Description

    A tall variety of Allium that will reach up to 5ft! Summer Drummer is a later flowering Allium, it will gradually start to grow from early Spring and will form a tightly packed ball of hundreds of tiny purple and white flowers. Alliums are great for a superb array of colour in your borders or pots. They are also fantastic for a cut flower display in your home. Pack of 5 Bulbs.

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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    How to plant Alliums

    • Plant Alliums in the Autumn for Spring flowering.
    • Choose a location to plant your Allium Bulbs, they like to be in full sunlight and well-drained soil.

    Planting Alliums in the Garden

    • Once you have found the perfect spot in your garden to grow your Alliums, you need to dig holes in the flower bed that are three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
    • Plant the bulbs about 20-30cm (8-12") apart. For impact, plant in groups.
    • Alliums work well in rockeries and crowded gardens as they don't take up much space.
    • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
    • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
    • Water the bulb well once in situ.
    • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
    • Alliums will flower around May/June.
    • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.

    Planting Alliums in Pots 

    • Plant Alliums the same depth for pots as in the garden. Plant three times the diameter of the bulb. For example, if the bulb is 5cm (2") in size then it needs to be planted 15cm (6") deep.
    • For a garden with limited space, you may want to produce a fuller display of spring flowers by layering your bulbs like a lasagne. Simply plant your bulbs deeper to start with, with the largest or latest flowering bulbs further down, moving to the smallest and earliest flowering in the top layer. The shoots from the lower bulbs will find their way around the other bulbs. If you are planting the Alliums first, allow 10cm (4") of soil underneath the bulbs.
    • Add horticultural grit to heavy soil to improve water drainage. 
    • The Allium bulbs need to be planted pointy end up.
    • Water the bulb well once in situ.
    • To help the soil drain well it is also beneficial to spread mulch, wood chips and organic matter over the entire planting area.
    • Alliums will flower around May/June.
    • Cut the Alliums back at the end of their blooming season. They will then continue to grow in your garden year on year with very little maintenance.
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