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This rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial flowers later than most alliums, to give a spectacular fireworks display.

It has strong stems, is good for cutting and is hugely floriferous. It will be covered in bees and butterflies.

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Genus Allium
Group/Species nutans
Variety Millennium
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Ornamental Millennium Onion
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting
Care Tips Leave foliage to die back and fertilise in Autumn. Potted Alliums can be kept in the pots and allowed to flower for their first season. Either sink the pots directly into the border or place into a larger container. Once they have finished flowering, feed with comfrey tonic and leave them to die back naturally in the pots, this will help bulk up the bulbs for next year. When the bulbs have completely died back, lift them and plant out into their permanent garden position. Alternatively you can plant out the pot grown Alliums from February to May before they flower. A root system will have established, so take care when transplanting into position and be sure the planting depth matches that of the pot.
Flowering June - July
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
How to plant at different soil levels

Growing plants one on top of another gets the most out of every square inch of your outside space.

What to do with your allium seedheads

Sarah shows you her favourite allium varieties for drying, and talks about how to dry them and then spray them for Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations from the garden

Look to nature to create stylish decorations for the festive period, from items foraged from the hedgerows or collected from your garden.

Preserving flowers and berries in autumn

Preserve your autumn flowers and berries and you'll have beautiful arrangements for Christmas.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow allium bulbs

Sarah's top tips on how to plant and grow allium bulbs for fantastic flowers in the garden or vase.

Planting artichokes with alliums

Sarah talks about why and how you should grow artichokes and alliums together.

Delivery

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Allium nutans 'Millennium' reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Sue

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Rebecca

I have always been very impressed with the quality of plants/bulbs and customer service. However i was disappointed with the Allium as they didnt flower at all this year, i put it down to the hot weather but wait and see