'Millenium' and 'Summer Beauty' Allium flowers - deer resistant!

   'Summer Beauty' Alliums  contrasted with 'Victoria Blue' Salvia in a planter- photo by Jan Johnsen

Plant 'Millenium' or 'Summer Beauty' Alliums in the spring or summer.  
Both of them provide gorgeous, butterfly attracting flowers starting in July -  deep green foliage, profuse display of pink to purple flowered globes.  Tough, reliable and deer resistant!

Allium 'Summer Beauty' really is a summer beauty with light pink-purple globe flowers in mid-July through mid-August. The leaves are slender and deep green.  It is hardy from Zone 4-9.


Photo by Laura McKillop - Allium 'Millenium'  

Allium 'Millenium' blooms about a week later and has slighter deeper purple blooms and is a bit shorter, to 12-20” tall.  It is less hardy - Zones 5 - 8.

Allium 'Summer Beauty' and 'Millenium' are fool proof, blooming plants that look great with many other summer perennials like helenium and globe thistle as in photo above. 













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  1. I've found alliums generally to be pretty pest resistant.

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    1. Jason, I think that is why they are so great - minimum maintenance and so rewarding! and so many to choose form these days!

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    2. Jason, I think that is why they are so great - minimum maintenance and so rewarding! and so many to choose form these days!

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  2. These are beautiful flowers! Do bees and butterflies like them?

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    1. oh yes! They love them...check out this post too: http://serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-millenium-garden-photo-of-day-by.html

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