Allium cristophii

star of Persia ( syn. Allium christophii )

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10 + 5 FREE bulbs £11.97 £7.98
Delivered from late August onwards
5 bulbs £3.99
Delivered from late August onwards
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Allium cristophii star of Persia ( syn. Allium christophii ): Huge globes of star-like, lilac flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Allium bulb size: 10/12

    Huge globes of small star-shaped, pinkish-purple flowers appear in summer above narrow, grey-green leaves. In bloom these fabulous globes - up to 20cm (8in) in diameter - have a metallic sheen. The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements. Perfect for a sunny site, dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.

  • Garden care: Plant the bulbs 15cm deep and 20cm apart to avoid the flowers being too crowded. Avoid excessive soil moisture and split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Allium cristophii

"A sun-loving, silver-purple allium made from almost a hundred metallic stars arranged in a dazzling sphere -followed by a long-lasting seed head."

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Adored these! Small heads on tall stems popping up through roses etc. Look gorgeous for ages - start all green, then red-purple gradually sort of shimmers down the head, then deepens. Plus great for bees butterflies etc. Didn't need staking even on my exposed pennine hillside.

Alicia W



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I bought a small selection of bulbs from Crocus last year and all have bloomed successfully this year. After ordering the bulbs they arrived on time and packaged appropriately. The instructions were clear. I would use this company again if I were looking for something in particular and couldn't get it at my local family nursery.

Leah loves Gardening!



Great service


Crocus has a good selection and are one of my favourite on line suppliers. The seasonal booklet is colourful and inspirational.

Little F



Beautiful Giant purple heads


Lovely bulbs, stems came up very tall with giant Heads. Great colour that lasted well. I cut the spent plants down and dried them and they look great as a dry display too.




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