This is an amazing perennial that should be easily called pollinator of the year! Bees and butterflies love this plant! And please don’t refrain from using this plant because it attracts bees. That’s a good thing!
- It doesn’t attract bees. The bees are already there, around your house, they are attracted to this plant.
- When you put a plant like this in your yard the bees can do the job that they were put on this earth to do. Pollinate other plants!
I have three of these in my landscape at home and I am completely dumbfounded by the number of bees on these plants at any given time. And the bees are harmless!
Don’t believe me about these being a great pollinator do you? Just watch the movie my friend!
These three plants are right next to our front porch. On any given day they are loaded with bees. All kinds of different bees! The bees are so interested in harvesting the nectar from these blooms they are oblivious to us sitting near by. Even when I ride by on the lawn mower the bees just keep on working as if I’m not even there.
‘Millenium’ Ornamental Onion is super hardy member of the Allium family. These perennials over winter perfectly in containers in the nursery and they are one of the first plants to wake up in the spring. This is really a great seller for us.
They do fine in full sun but do equally well in partial shade.
They are hardy in zones 4 through 8.
The plants grow to a height of about 20″ high and 18″ wide.
They are an earth friendly welcome addition to any landscape.
Propagating Ornamental Onion
I dug up two clumps of these ornamental onions to propagate via division. They are very easy to divide. All I do is knock off as much of the soil as I can then start pulling them apart. From two clumps like the one you see in the above photo I got about 140 plants that will be ready to sell in a month or two.
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