Allium millenium


Allium ‘Millenium’

This allium has never been the focal point of my garden, but today it took center stage.  They were planted in an undesirable spot, too close together. I rarely watered them. I didn’t fertilize. They were left to their own devices. There wasn’t much to recommend it. But today, as I was casually walking by I sensed a movement. I heard a sound. I felt a pulse of energy. I was astonished to see all the flowers buzzing with bees. Lots of bees. Busy active bees doing their thing. It was beautiful to watch them as they traveled throughout the plant, humming and gathering pollen and nectar. Suddenly this onion seemed so sweet, and special. But don’t plant just one, you’ll need a lot more to keep the pollinators happy.

Just the Facts

Height 14-22″ tall and wide
Full Sun, grows in zones 4-9
Blooms mid-summer, rose/purple
Attracts pollinators!

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