Allium 'Millenium'
  Common Name: Onion-Ornamental
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

We have been vigorously building stock to offer you the very best perennial Allium we’ve seen in years.  This hybrid from Allium guru Mark McDonough was picture perfect in our trials. 

It forms a compact, upright clump of glossy green, thick and strappy leaves which emit a slight smell of onion when crushed.  In late July and August here in Michigan, a profusion of large 2”, bright rosy purple, tightly rounded clusters of flowers appear on strong stems just above the attractive foliage. 

Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty. 

This plant has not been known to reseed in the landscape and is very easy to grow.

Breeder: Mark McDonough

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  15-20 Inches
Spread:
  10-15 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Modern
  Rock Garden
  Eclectic

 

Size(s) Offered:

  Bare Root: #1 Grade (25ct)

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Easy to grow

Grower Note:

Cannot ship to Canada, Georgia, or Idaho.

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Allium 'Millenium' is very easy to grow in full sun to part shade.  It will tolerate soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil.  This selection has not been known to reseed and is not invasive.  It may be propagated in fall by digging it up and dividing the rhizome with the bulblets attached.  Allium is typically pest and disease free.  Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein' ('Big Ears')
Common Name: Lamb's Ear-Giant
4,5,6,7,8
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Oenothera kunthiana 'Glowing Magenta'
Common Name: Primrose-Evening
5,6,7,8
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Perovskia atriplicifolia PEEK-A-BLUE® ('WALPPB' PPAF)
Common Name: Russian Sage
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum 'Sunset Cloud'
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Fun Facts:

The blossoms and foliage of all kinds of Alliums are edible since they members of the leek-chive-garlic family.  Some taste quite strong but others offer a more delicate flavor.  Try adding them to salads, soups, stir frys, and Mexican dishes. 

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.