Perennials

Onion - Ornamental, Millenium

Allium, Millenium

Description

This ornamental onion, Allium Millenium, produces large 2-inch light purple blooms on long, thick green stems. Allium blooms throughout the summer and works well as fresh and dried cut flowers. Since it is related to the edible onion family, the foliage is fragrant. The plant grows well in sun and part shade, likes average, dry, or sandy soil types, and is tolerant of tough conditions and pests. Allium attracts butterflies and beneficial pollinators, and it is both rabbit and deer resistant. Seedheads persist into the winter and add dimension to winter garden landscapes.

Versatile perennial
Salt and drought tolerant
Great as a fresh cut flower
Great as a dried flower
Deer resistant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Attracts beneficial pollinators
Food source for wildlife

Characteristics

Height: 18 in.
Spread: 12 in.
Bloom color: Light purple
Bloom time: Summer
Foliage: Green
Soil type: average, dry, sandy; salt and drought tolerant
Exposure: Sun, part-shade, shade tolerant
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5