Allium 'Millenium'

Millenium Onion

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Two-inch globes of rosy pink flowers rise above the glossy, deep green leaves in July and August on this rhizome-producing onion. Ornamental onions with rhizomes are typically confined to the late summer flowering group but are much better adapted to Chicago soils than their bulb-producing cousins flowering earlier in the summer. This hybrid of A. nutans and another unknown Allium was apparently a spontaneous occurrence in the garden of Mark McDonough—internationally recognized for his work with Allium. It strongly resembles nutans, a native of Siberia, the leaves of which are used as chives.

Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, Red
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8