Allium cristophii looks like a firework of tiny lavender pink flowers exploding in heads up to 15 inches wide!
Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. Allium cristophii comes to us from Turkey and Afghanistan and looks like a firework of tiny lavender pink flowers exploding in the sun border. The sphere of tiny flowers can be up to 15 inches in diametre! Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs.
Common Name: Star of Persia
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Award: GPP, AGM
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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