Millenium AlliumAllium nutans hybrid 'Millenium'
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Allium nutans hybrid 'Millenium'
Outdoor Growing zone
Full Sun, Partial Sun
The Millenium Allium is quite adaptable when it comes to soil types. However, it thrives best in well-drained soil. This means that whether your garden has clay, loam, or sandy soil, the Millenium Allium can still grow well as long as the soil drains well. Additionally, the soil pH should ideally be between 6.0 and 7.0, which is slightly acidic to neutral. This pH range allows the plant to access the nutrients it needs from the soil.
The Millenium Allium is a sun-loving plant. It needs full sun to grow and bloom at its best. Full sun means the plant should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. However, the Millenium Allium can also tolerate partial shade, especially in hotter climates. In such cases, it should receive at least 3 to 6 hours of sun per day, preferably in the morning.
The Millenium Allium prefers evenly moist soil, especially during its growing season. However, it’s important not to overwater the plant as this can lead to root rot. Once the plant is established, it becomes quite drought-tolerant. This means that you can allow the soil to dry out between waterings. During dry spells or in particularly hot climates, you might need to water the plant more frequently.
The Millenium Allium is a mid to late summer bloomer. This means that you can expect to see its beautiful, round purple flowers from around July to August. One of the great things about this plant is that its blooms last for up to four weeks, providing a long-lasting display of color in your garden. After blooming, the plant goes into a dormant period during the winter.
The Millenium Allium can be propagated by division. This involves digging up the plant, separating it into smaller pieces, and replanting those pieces. The best time to do this is in spring or fall. When dividing the plant, make sure each division has at least one growing point. This is usually a bud or shoot that will grow into a new plant. After replanting, water the divisions well and they should start to grow in their new location.