In 1998, Massacheusetts allium breeder, Mark McDonough share a plant of his newly named Allium ‘Millenium’ with us to introduce in 2000 to celebrate the new century. After 17 years on the market, Allium ‘Millenium’ became an overnight success when it was just selected as the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. This is a yuuuge honor as it joins a very select company of award winners.
Allium ‘Millenium’ is now produced by the 100,000’s. I just took this photo in the production fields of Walters Gardens in Michigan. All of these were produced from a single quart pot they picked up from us 7 years ago. Pretty impressive!
We don’t feel that breeders usually get enough credit for their amazing work, so here’s the man behind Allium ‘Millenium’, breeder, Mark McDonough of Massacheusetts. A well deserved congratulations, and thanks for letting us be a small part of this amazing story!