Allium cristophii
Allium cristophii

Allium cristophii

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Star of Persia
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun
Height: 18-24" Spacing: 10-12"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

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Stars of Persia. Masses of long-lasting, silvery amethyst flowers form airy spheres measuring 8–12″ across. They're almost too big and beautiful to be real. Blooms are excellent for cutting and dry perfectly. Superb with the chartreuse sprays of Alchemilla, or the pastel shades of Roses and Peonies. Late spring. Heirloom, 1884.

For more information on growing Allium, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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My Favorite Allium

A viewer from Boxford, Massachusetts

The huge amethyst blooms of this allium are stunning with Roses and Lady's Mantle. They absolutely sparkle in the garden! Given full sun and compost rich soil, they will thrive on sturdy, weather-proof stems. After blooming, the dried flower heads continue to add garden interest for many weeks. Give the bulbs adequate spacing when planting to accommodate their large size.

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Spectacular & Easy!

The Mess Hall Momma from Southern Virginia

I planted the bulbs in the fall. During our unseasonably warm early winter, they did shoot up, but did not go into a full bloom until late spring. When they did, it was amazing! They are one of the easiest flowers I have ever grown!

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Star Studded Allium

FlowerChild from Beautiful North Shore, Massachusetts

Allium Christophii is definitely a star in my garden. The large, sparkling blooms made a bold statement yet blend beautifully with Roses, Lady's Mantle and perennial geranium 'Dragon Heart.' Leave the blooms in place to dry for an extended flower show.

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fel from Boston, MA

so beautiful and unusual - you have to stop and take a closer look. really pretty among purple catmint and pink roses

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Amazing ! Bigger than 12 in. across.

dog's best friend from Wallkill, NY

used between small hosta

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: al'ee-um  

Bulb size: 22-24 cm/12-14 cm/6-8 cm (depending on variety) 

The genus Allium (the Latin means "garlic") includes many garden plants that grow from bulbs or bulb-like rhizomes. Allium flowers form dense balls of color at the top of strong stems, and they make excellent displays in the garden or in bouquets. Allium flowers range from purple, burgundy, lilac, silvery amethyst, pink, blue, to yellow and white. Some varieties have scented blooms, but their perfume is usually pleasant and not the least oniony. The scent of the bulbs and leaves, however, may remind you of onions.

Light/Watering: Most Alliums grow best in full sun, with at least 6–8 hours of direct sun a day. Those we offer require well-drained soil and are longest lived in locations where the soil is on the dry side during summer dormancy.

Planting: Plant Alliums more shallowly than comparably sized bulbs, just 1–2 times the diameter of the bulb deep.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Alliums prefer well-drained, fertile soil. Fertilize in fall and spring with any bulb fertilizer.

Continuing Care: The leaf tips of many varieties, especially the tall ones, begin to brown before bloom time. Remove the spent flowers (except from varieties that are sterile, such as 'Globemaster') if you wish to prevent them from self-sowing.

Pests/Diseases: Alliums have few problems except when planted too shallowly or in wet soil.

Companions: Place Alliums behind heavy-foliage plants such as Peonies and Iris. Good for bedding, and in mixed borders. Flower heads are good for drying.

Dividing/Transplanting: Alliums rarely need transplanting or dividing, but this can be done when the bulbs are dormant.

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