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Millenium Globe Lily

Allium 'Millenium'

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Millenium Globe Lily (Allium 'Millenium') at Minor's Garden Center

Millenium Globe Lily flowers

Millenium Globe Lily flowers

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Millenium Globe Lily (Allium 'Millenium') at Minor's Garden Center

Millenium Globe Lily in bloom

Millenium Globe Lily in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Flowering Onion

Description:

A spectacular ornamental onion forming an upright clump of glossy green, thick, strappy leaves; a profusion of lilac-purple rounded clusters of flowers in mid-summer; impressive when massed in groupings; great as a long lasting cut flower

Ornamental Features

Millenium Globe Lily features bold balls of lightly-scented lilac purple flowers with purple overtones at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive glossy sword-like leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Millenium Globe Lily is an open herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Millenium Globe Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Millenium Globe Lily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Millenium Globe Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

4.5" Cont. $9.99, #1 Cont. $15.99

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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