Allium cristophii 'Star of Persia', is a stunning perennial, reaching 50cm tall. The strap-shaped leaves fade as star-shaped, violet flowers appear, forming an up to 20cm umbel standing proud and magnificent above the flower bed.
Flowering from early Summer, the petals fall making way for attractive seed-heads adding structure to the flower bed display. Avoid waterlogging by adding grit to the soil when planting to keep this Allium happy.
Alliums are generally easy, requiring little intervention. Left in the border they weill provide long-lasting interest and fascination as well as nectar for pollinators. Adding them to cut flowers makes a striking and memorable gift.
'Allium' is Latin for garlic.
Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Colour: Rosy Violet
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Bulb Size: 12/14
Good for Pollinators: Yes