A type of ornamental onion, also known as round-headed leek, drumstick allium (Allium sphaerocephalon) is appreciated for the egg-shaped blooms that appear in early summer.  These unique flowers open green, then start to turn a purple/crimson colour from the top, creating unusual two-tone drumstick flower heads.

And the bees love them!

Flowers on Friday

16 thoughts on “Flowers on Friday

    • Those bees were so fast it was hard to get a clear shot of any, so I was pleased to find this one had two bees! They are super flowers and such a lovely colour too. I hope they come back next year.

    • I guess bees swarm, but yes I know what you mean, first time I have grown them too and I do like them, I’m thinking of getting more for the other raised bed. Not sure all 40 bulbs have appeared and I hope they come back next year!

    • These ones are even better than the globes I think, well they take up less room and the leaves are less invasive. Also I love the dark blackcurrant colour!

  1. I started off with about 30. But something has eaten all except one. Either that or they have turned their roots up at my heavy clay soil. The remaining one gets a lot of love!

    • Oh, that’s a shame. Only half of mine have appeared so maybe they are not easy to grow? But they really are lovely and I shall definitely add more this autumn.

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