Exposure
Part sun
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Container
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions
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Allium 'Millenium'

Ornamental Onion

It forms a compact, upright clump of glossy green, thick and strappy leaves which emit a slight smell of onion when crushed.  In early-mid summer a profusion of large 2”, bright rosy purple, tightly rounded clusters of flowers appear on strong stems just above the attractive foliage. Butterflies and honeybees adore the flowers' sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear of this perennial beauty. This plant has not been known to reseed in the landscape and is very easy to grow.

Height:

15-20 in

Spacing:

10-15"

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Time:

Summer - Fall

Bloom Color:

Purple

Allium (al'-i-um)

Family: Alliaceae · Common Name: Chives

Globes of lavender or white flowers on slender stalks above grassy leaves. Excellent seasoning used fresh, dried or in herbal vinegars. Showy plants attractive in the herb or flower garden.

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