March 5, 2022

New Perennial for 2018 – Allium ‘Millenium’ 

Check out this new perennial we have at the greenhouse, this one is a butterfly magnet! 

Allium ‘Millenium’ has lots of virtues to add to the landscape setting. It grows best in full sun. Each plant typically produces an upright foliage clump of grass-like, glossy deep green leaves reaching 10-15” tall in spring. In midsummer, two to three flower rise above the foliage with each scape producing two or three showy two-inch spherical umbels of rose-purple florets that last as long as four weeks. The flower umbels are completely round not domed or hemispherical as they are in some Allium species. Millenium dry to a light tan often holding a blush of their former rose-purple color. While other alliums can look scraggly in the heat of the summer, ‘Millenium’ does not let the heat bother it! Easily grown in zones 4-9 (possibly zone 3) makes it a great perennial in many areas of the country. In very hot summer climates it does appreciate afternoon shade. This is a perfect addition to your flower bed! Another great aspect of this gorgeous flower is the fact that it is a butterfly magnet!