PLANT OF THE YEAR

The Allium “Millenium” has been elected as the Plant of the Year for 2018 by the Perennial Plants Association.

This stunning member of the onion family was developed in the US in the year 2000, and has since become a real favourite for it’s spectacular deep purple pom-pom shaped blooms, which coincidentally echo the Pantone Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet. White variants are also popular.

The Millenium is also known as the “butterfly magnet” and is a real favourite with insect visitors to the garden. It grows brilliantly in sunny gardens on well-drained soil and is a natural for Lanzarote, where onion species thrive.