Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Allium. 2018 Perennial of the Year Award. Some say the very best Allium ever. Long lasting glossy green foliage is loaded with equally perfect glove-shaped rosy-purple flowers. Very attractive to bees & butterflies, this is a carefree perennial that will not disappoint. Height 16-20". No. 1 root.
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It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Allium 'Millenium' is very easy to grow in full sun to part shade. It will tolerate soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Place crown just at or slightly below soil level. This selection has not been known to reseed and is not invasive. It may be propagated in fall by digging it up and dividing the rhizome with the bulblets attached. Allium is typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.