Millenium Allium 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year
Save some room in the garden for this year’s perennial plant of the year, Millenium allium.
This mid- to late-summer bloomer was selected by members of the Perennial Plant Association for its beauty, dependability, and low maintenance nature. It tolerates summer heat and adds needed color to the often-sluggish late summer garden. The round rose-purple flowers rise above the 10 to 15” high dark green leaves. Blossoms eventually turn tan with a blush of color.
Millenium allium is hardy in zones 4, possibly 3 to 9. Grow it in full sun and well-drained soil. Provide a bit of afternoon shade if you’re gardening in an area with very hot summers. Combine this allium with other pollinator favorites like Little Lemon goldenrod and salvia.
Plant a few where you can enjoy the butterflies and bees that flock to the blossoms. But deer and rabbits tend to leave it be.
A bit more information: Millenium is spelled with just one n. You may find this variety written with two n’s. No matter the spelling, it is the same plant.
Upcoming Webinars & Appearances
Home & Remodeling Show
Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants
June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!
CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening
CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects
Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND