Allium 'Metallic Shine' makes spectacular, metallic purple blooms 10-12 inches wide composed of hundreds of loose, star shaped flowers.
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.
Common Name: Star of Persia - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
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.
Award: GPP, AGM
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
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