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Is this an Allium that has not opened?

Sunbeam17Sunbeam17 Posts: 21
Hello, I planted this from bulb, please see photos below, expecting it to flower in May/June like the other Alliums in my garden. However it is now 7 ft tall, it has the bulb head, but it has not yet flowered.  It is in a South Facing spot, Any suggestions please 


  • Sunbeam17Sunbeam17 Posts: 21

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    Yes - it's an allium. They don't all flower in early summer.
    There's been a couple of threads  with this particular one being queried, but I'm afraid I can't remember it's name!
    I expect someone else will recall though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,449
    Summer drummer?
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Sunbeam17Sunbeam17 Posts: 21
    Thanks Fairygirl and JennyJ, I was just about to cut this down thinking that it had passed the flowering stage. It would be useful to know if it is Summer Drummer though. 
  • Sunbeam17Sunbeam17 Posts: 21

  • Sunbeam17Sunbeam17 Posts: 21
    Thanks Jenny J and Fairygirl. The Alliums are starting to open now! Looks like they are Summer Drummer, thanks again for your advice :)
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