Allium Millenium

Millennium Allium Ornamental Onion

Allium Millenium is one of the very best ornamental onions. Unlike spring-blooming Allium bulbs, this hybrid Allium blooms in mid-summer with large globes of rose-pink flowers. Mature plants have dozens of globes covering this perennial plant. Attractive, shiny deep-green grassy foliage is very ornamental. Perennial Plant Association 2018 Plant of The Year.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Good For Containers
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height15" tall
Mature Spread18-22" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014386

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Allium Millenium (Millenium Ornamental Onion) provides lots of gorgeous, butterfly-attracting flowers in late summer when the garden is most in need of color. We have come to adore this Allium for its numerous virtues: attractive, shiny deep green foliage, profuse display of bright rose-pink flowered globes, vigorous growth rate, and excellent deer and rabbit resistance. Best of all Allium 'Millenium' is a foolproof companion plant that looks great with many other summer blooming perennials. This superb allium hybrid is difficult to find in the trade. It was originally selected in 2000 by Allium maven Mark McDonough. 15" tall x 18-22" wide (Propagated by division). This Allium is shipped as a pot, not as a bulb and differs from commonly found Allium in that it blooms in late summer, instead of spring.
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SKUHC014386
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Millennium Allium Ornamental Onion
Botanical Name
Allium Millenium
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Mature Height
15" tall
Mature Spread
18-22" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Good For Containers, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Prohibited
Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Planting and Growing Allium (Ornamental Onion) Plants

Allium (Ornamental Onion) is a large genus of culinary and ornamental plants with deep green folliage and excellent deer and rabbit resistance.

  • Bulb types are late spring/early summer bloomers that go summer dormant.
  • Late summer/early fall bloomers (like 'Millennium') are not bulbous and grow actively over the spring and summer months.
  • Plant in most any type of soil including clay, with full to part sun. Mulch with common mulch materials, such as bark, pine needles or gravel.
  • Allium prefers dry to moderate soil moisture once established.
  • Cut bulb-types to ground level when foliage begins to turn yellow in summer. Cut non-bulb types to the ground in fall.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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