In Praise of Drumstick Allium (plant in fall, enjoy in June)
I must admit I first discovered Drumstick Allium when I could not find any other allium bulb to buy...it was late fall and I had waited too long to buy the popular Globemaster Alliums...
Artemesia Powis Castle - Great with Drumstick Alliums - Great deer resistant Combo!
White Flower Farm sells Drumstick Allium bulbs with Paprika Achillea (Yarrow). What a colorful combination which, yes, is DEER RESISTANT...
its Apple-red blooms stands above lovely ferny foliage. 'Achillea' is named for Achilles, who supposedly learned of Yarrow's medicinal qualities from his mentor, Chiron the Centaur, and used it to treat his men's wounds on the battlefield.
White Flower Farm Photo - deer resistant Drumstick Allium and Paprika Achillea
And don't forget 'Cotton Candy' Agastache - or Hummingbird Mint - with Drumstick Allium. The website Defining Your Home, Garden and Travel recommends this combination with this fantastic photo:
HYSSOP 'COTTON CANDY' with Drumstick Allium -deer resistant