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Allium cristophii
@ Toronto Botanical Gdn, Canada

Allium cristophii

Star of Persia

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Item #: 9230

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Caucasus Mountains, Iran

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


(aka: Allium albopilosum) The dazzling Allium cristophii is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner that is sure to cause a photo moment in the garden. Because it hails from the dry summer regions around Turkey, it loves dry soils in the summer months. The 16" long strap-like leaves emerge in early spring but by late May the leaves begin to die back just in time for the 18" tall flower stalk which is topped with an alien-looking 8" umbel (round flower head) of long mauvy-pink stamens. Even after the flower heads fade to tan, they still provide a wonderful garden element!