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Botanical name: Allium cristophii
Other names: Star of persia, Allium cristophii (syn. albopilosum), Allium christophii
Species: A. cristophii - A. cristophii is a bulbous perennial, with strap-shaped, grey-green leaves. Star-shaped, rosy-violet flowers are borne in spherical heads in early summer which are followed by attractive seed-heads.
Allium cristophii is: Deciduous
Flower: Purple in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Pest free, may suffer from slugs on new growth.
Propagation methods: Seed, Offsets. REGISTER to read more...
Allium cristophii (Star of persia) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel
Cultivation: Grow in fertile, but well-drained soil. Add grit to heavy soils to improve drainage.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)
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