This plant is a real winner ! I grew twelve of these, six small plants in each of two five gallon buckets with drainage holes and Miracle Grow potting mix, Planted in April, they grew vigorously, bloomed from early July through mid-September, attracted large numbers of bees, including native bees (as opposed to honeybees), and were really beautiful plants. It is now November 3rd, and I just divided them into three plants per five gallon bucket. No insect pests, no problems. If you like pollinators, these are your plants.
Millenium Ornamental Onion Allium hybrid
An award-winning perennial that produces a compact clump of glossy green leaves. Bright rosy purple, rounded flower clusters appear on strong stems just above the foliage.Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageLong BloomingDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:15 - 20 InchesSpacing:10 - 15 InchesSpread:10 - 15 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Rosy purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Tolerates soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.
PLEASE NOTE: 'Millenium' Ornamental Onion Allium is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of ID, IN and WA.
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MARK S DONNELL MD, New Mexico, United States, 1 year ago
This plant is so clean, beautiful, and long-lasting. I totally recommend for the front of the border. Pair with Lavendula 'Sweet Romance.'Erica Bowmanm, Vermont, United States, 3 years ago
Easy Peasy. Performed as expected. Beautiful blooms first season planted. Deer and Rabbits left them alone.Gretta Manni, 3 years ago