'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.
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.
|Photo by Laura McKillop - Allium 'Millenium' |
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.