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Millenium Ornamental Onion planted in a landscape, showing off the lollipop like purple flowers sitting atop the dark green foliage
Millenium Ornamental Onion planted in a landscape, showing off the lollipop like purple flowers sitting atop the dark green foliage
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers to make up the large, purple bloom
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers to make up the large, purple bloom
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers before they open, to make up the large, purple bloom
A Millenium Ornamental Onion in a grower's nursery pot, filled with the dark green foliage and a few purple blooms beginning to emerge
Millenium Ornamental Onion planted in a landscape, showing off the lollipop like purple flowers sitting atop the dark green foliage
Millenium Ornamental Onion planted in a landscape, showing off the lollipop like purple flowers sitting atop the dark green foliage
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers to make up the large, purple bloom
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers to make up the large, purple bloom
A close up of the Millenium Ornamental Onion flower, showing the individual tiny purple flowers before they open, to make up the large, purple bloom
A Millenium Ornamental Onion in a grower's nursery pot, filled with the dark green foliage and a few purple blooms beginning to emerge

LONG-BLOOMING, ROSY-PURPLE LOLLIPOP BLOSSOMS

FEATURES:

  • An abundance of large, 2-inch rounded clusters of pink-purple flowers bloom mid summer
  • Compact, glossy green grass-like foliage perfectly accents the blossoms
  • Captivating in garden beds or patio containers, cut for a beautiful flower arrangement
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Easy care and low maintenance
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 1-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

Millenium Ornamental Onion

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Allium x 'ALLMIG1'

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LONG-BLOOMING, ROSY-PURPLE LOLLIPOP BLOSSOMS

FEATURES:

  • An abundance of large, 2-inch rounded clusters of pink-purple flowers bloom mid summer
  • Compact, glossy green grass-like foliage perfectly accents the blossoms
  • Captivating in garden beds or patio containers, cut for a beautiful flower arrangement
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Easy care and low maintenance
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 1-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

Why plant Millenium Ornamental Onion?

If you think onions are only for eating, then you’ve got another thing coming! There are many fantastic ornamental onions for your garden that can deliver a splash of color along with quirky forms for a playful touch. Millennium Ornamental Onion is one of the best. It will charm you from mid to late summer with rosy purple blooms shaped like lollipops. The perky flower heads attract butterflies, bees, and other valuable pollinators, too. Plant this compact grower near the front of your mixed border or keep it in a container and have a fun, portable summer color spot on your deck or patio.

Onions belong to a genus (Allium) that includes familiar edibles like garlic, chives, shallots, and so much more. There are around 850 species of Alliums in the world, nearly all of them native to the Northern Hemisphere. Many have in common musky-smelling foliage and uniquely arranged flower heads that form globes or starburst patterns. Millennium was bred in 2000 (hence the name) by Mark “The Onion Man” McDonough of Pepperell, Massachusetts. McDonough is an architect by trade and an amateur gardener on the side with a passion for ornamental onions. Millennium is one of his finest introductions.

How to use Millenium Ornamental Onion in the landscape?

Ornamental onions have a bad rap because of a few thugs that seed around the garden and become a real nuisance. Millennium Ornamental Onion is a hybrid that sets no seed and behaves itself. The clump will slowly bulk up and may be divided in spring or fall to start a new patch, but it won’t venture out on its own. Most border situations suit it well, and it is at home in the rock garden, too. To use the flowers in arrangements, cut them as soon as they open, and they’ll last a long time in water.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

How To Plant Millenium Ornamental Onion

Plant Millenium Ornamental Onion in a site in all-day sun; afternoon shade may be a good idea in very hot climates. Millenium grows best in light (sandy), free-draining soils. It has average to low water needs, withstanding periods of drought once established. Diseases and insect pests are rarely a problem with this carefree Spirit; deer and rabbits avoid the aromatic foliage as well.

How To Water

At time of planting, be sure to water your Millennium Ornamental Onion well. Maintain a consistent watering schedule for the first growing season to ensure root system development. After that, they are able to handle dried conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. After that, be sure to fertilize in spring each year as your Onion breaks dormancy!

How To Prune

Each fall, just before winter sets in, clean up the previous years foliage and compost it. Be sure your perennials are mulched well for winter protection. Two inches of an organic mulch will do the job. Consider leaving the plant debris in place through the winter and doing your clean up on the weather warms in the spring. While it doesn't make things neat and tidy, the debris provides overwintering protection for insects, their eggs and pupae including our native Viceroy butterfly.


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