If you think onions are only for eating, then you’ve got another thing coming. There are many fantastic ornamental onions for your garden that can deliver a splash of color along with quirky forms for a playful touch. Millenium Ornamental Onion is one of the best. It will charm you from mid- to late summer with rosy purple blooms shaped like lollipops. The perky flower heads attract butterflies, bees, and other valuable pollinators, too. Plant this compact grower near the front of your mixed border or keep it in a container and have a fun, portable summer color spot on your deck or patio.
Growing Instructions: Plant in most any type of soil including clay, with full to part sun. Mulch with common mulch materials, such as bark, pine needles or gravel. Allium prefers dry to moderate soil moisture once established.