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Allium 'Metallic Shine'
Common Name: Star of Persia Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Allium 'Metallic Shine' makes spectacular, metallic purple blooms 10-12 inches wide composed of hundreds of loose, star shaped flowers. It makes a stunning architectural focal point in the early summer garden. 'Metallic Shine' is a Dutch hybrid of garden favourite Allium cristophii, an ornamental onion from Turkey and Afghanistan, performing exceptionally as a cut or dried flower.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

Native Habitat:
Gritty, well drained soil. With rare exception, Alliums are native to the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Asia and the eastern Mediterranean. Most enjoy sun and dry, well drained mineral soils.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourMagenta
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height12-24" Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread4-8" FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness4-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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