Allium cristophii

star of Persia (syn. Allium christophii)

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2 litre pot £14.99 £9.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Allium cristophii star of Persia (syn. Allium christophii): Huge globes of star-like, lilac flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    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: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

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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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Great plant - looks fabulous on my patio


This looks lovely in summer on the patio. I have grouped it in a pot with other perennials and it is a great addition.




Allium cristophii

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Are these alliums delivered as bulbs or as flowering / growing plants? If bulbs, will they flower this year if planted early July? Also, how many plants per 2 ltr pot?


Hello, These are sold in a 2-litre pot (although we cannot guarantee that anything will be in flower when we send it out), and there is one plant per pot.


Do these bulbs flower every year or do they have to be replaced annually?


Hello, In the right conditions they can be left in the ground and they will come back year after year.


Can these be grown in pots? what other plants would work well to be planted with them?


Hello there Yes these Alliums look great in containers. They look great on their own, or you could plant with Stipa tenuissima or Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens', or Alchemilla mollis or Nepeta × faassenii. Hope this helps


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