Planting Drumstick Allium for the First Time – Cut Flower Farm

This year, I’m growing a lot of different spring blooming flower bulbs for the first time. I’ve always had a pretty long list of different types of flowers that I have always wanted to try to grow. Thanks to those of you who read this blog and watch the videos on my Youtube channel, I was able to have a little extra money to spend on bulbs this year. That means that I was finally able to order some drumstick alliums!


Drumstick alliums have always been a flower that I have wanted to grow. Even though I’ve never seen them in real life, I think I actually prefer the smaller size of this flower to that of the large and tall allium flowers (which I’ve only grown once before in the past).

Regardless of my total lack of experience, the process of planting these bulbs was totally easy. Simply, I followed the package instructions. I did, however, plant the bulbs a little closer than what is recommended on that label. This was mainly due to the fact that I didn’t have much space.

According to the website that I ordered these flowers from, these alliums are prone to continue to multiply as they grow. If this is the case, I’ll eventually need to dig up these bulbs and move them to a location with more space. Have you ever grown drumstick alliums before? If so, I would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! I hope you’re having an amazing day!

2 thoughts on “Planting Drumstick Allium for the First Time – Cut Flower Farm

  1. I’ve been growing different Alliums for years in my cottage garden. The easiest so far has been the pink garlic, not sure which one it is but gets 24″ and reseeds, 2″ globe flowers. yah, always an asset when it does such. Especially now that I’m putting my flower farm together. Just make sure to let a few plants go to seed and you should end up with a nice patch. I’m working to get a patch of the steel blue A. cerneum established but the deer have been snacking so no seeds, darn. I’ll pick up more bulbs this spring to continue adding and eventually get them moved into the fenced garden area. They are 18-24″ht. and the flowers are smaller globes at 11/2-2″ in diameter. Great as a tuck-in into bouquets. And there aren’t that many blue colored flowers but I’m scouting the blues and trialing them as cuts.I’m curious how tall?(short) are your bouquets. I always figured that if the flowers weren’t atleast 24″ or taller they weren’t much use as a cut, but I’m still learning. Another blue that I just adore is Centaurea montana (perennial Bachelor Button family), but only 18″, but it does bloom the whole season. Have you tried them or are they too short? Would love to hear back from you.

    1. So sorry that I missed your comment! My bouquet heights definitely vary depending upon the stem lengths I get. One of my favorite things to do is use jars to make arrangements with the shorter stems. People at the farmers markets absolutely loooveee them! I’ve never met a flower that was too short! Lol!

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