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Allium 'Millenium'

1-Quart
Item #35992
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Description

Late-season Beauty that Lasts and Lasts

2018 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Expect these merry rosy-lavender flowerheads, arising by the dozen, to last for a month or more! Allium 'Millenium' is a splendid late-summer Allium, ready to pop up and deliver outstanding color just when much of the sunny border is giving up its show for the season. No wonder it's been named the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year!

You can't do wrong by tucking Allium 'Millenium' among early-summer-blooming perennials and bulbs, slipping it into containers for the patio, and wedging it along pathways and other heavily trafficked spots. It delivers carefree, unexpected color just when you need it most!

The flowerheads are perfectly round and reach about 2 inches in diameter, studded on all sides with purple florets tinged with red. Like all Allium, it has a scent (it's an onion, after all!), which keeps away nibbling rabbits, deer, and other creatures of the night. On the other hand, butterflies and bees find the blooms enticing, so you'll likely attract some "mobile color" when they come to visit the flowers!

Allium 'Millenium' reaches about a foot high and wide, with a dense bouquet of dark green stems topped by bobbing blooms. Unlike older varieties, it won't scatter seed all over the garden to be weeded out by you next spring; it concentrates all its energy on setting flowers instead of going to seed, and the results are magnificent!

'Millenium' is a good choice for the vegetable patch and herb garden as well as more traditional "ornamental" locations. It keeps pests at bay, offers nice color, and brings in "good bugs" such as bees. Just give it plenty of sunshine, well-drained soil on the light side, and wait for the flowers! They make good cuts for the vase, too.

Bred by plantsman Mark McDonough, Allium 'Millenium' is a truly carefree Allium that delights with profuse flowers, long bloomtime, and late season. Make it part of your garden! Zones 5-8.

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Genus Allium
Species nutans
Variety 'Millenium'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start To End Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Herbs, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions, Award Winner
Bloom Color Lavender, Light Blue, Rose
Foliage Color Blue Green, Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Fall Color, Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Oregon, Washington, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 04, 2019

Mid-summer pick-me-up

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We put 3 in last fall and have just ordered 6 more. The color is more subtle than in the photos and comes on strong as other flowers fade. The blooms attract swallowtail butterflies and other pollinators.

KGF from DC
January 21, 2013

Wonderful Company

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful company--no bad experiences!

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January 18, 2013

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I HAVE PURCHASED FROM THIS COMPANY IN THE PAST, ALWAYS PLEASED WITH THEIR FLOWERS

COUNTRY GIRL from AL

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