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Allium cristophii
Common Name: Star of Persia Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Allium cristophii

Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. This ornamental onion 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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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