PlantsAlliumAllium 'Summer Drummer'

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 4 to 7'
Leaves: Other: Foliage is corn like, slightly arching, emerges from stem and base.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-29
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-10-14
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 9, 2011 3:22 PM

Very tall allium introduced in 2006. Flowers are baseball sized and open when plant stems reach into the 4' range. Stems continue growing reaching 6'+ with good growing conditions. Adequate mositure and good drainage essential to keeping long stems straight, stiff, and upright.
My impression was 'neutral at best. So far, just not impressive.

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