Compact clumps of flat, glossy leaves produce a profusion of sturdy stems supporting 2in, rosy violet, globe-shaped flowers in summer. Well-behaved in the garden and ignored by deer and rabbits, 'Millenium' earns a place in the front of the border. An exceptional selection from noted Allium breeder Mark McDonough.
The genus Allium (the Latin means "garlic") offers colorful, distinctive, and long-lasting forms that are standouts in the early summer garden. Alliums are sun-lovers and prefer well-drained, even sandy, soil. Deer, mice, chipmunks, and related predators generally avoid this group, so you can plant with impunity. Tuck them among clumps of summer-flowering perennials where the Alliums' withering foliage will be hidden by the expanding perennials. For more information, click Growing Guide.