Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fellow gardeners! What is this--besides lovely?

1 comment:

  1. Drumstick allium, A.sphaerocephalon, a flowering onion. Great habitat-butterflies, ladybugs, syrphid flies, trichtogama wasps... basically all the beneficial bugs love its nectar and pollen. So we'll have more food with fewer pests thanks to this beauty!

    It's planted in fall like tulips and daffs, and carries the flowering bulb season into summer. We have lots of flowering alliums of several tyeps and species(by the front gate at Thomas and Minor...).

    The only down side-like all their clan, they can host white rot. But I've seen no sign of that!