Allium is the Latin word for garlic.
Cristophii is a perennial, with strap-shaped, slightly glaucous leaves withering by flowering time. Star-shaped, rosy-violet flowers are borne in globose heads to 20cm in width in early summer are followed by attractive seed-heads, However, they really don't like to get waterlogged, so add a little grit to the soil when you plant them.
Flowering in May and June, the flowers are followed by skeletal seed heads for a spectacular autumn display. Undemanding and easy to grow, these purple alliums are guaranteed to add the 'wow' factor to borders and they make excellent cut flowers.
Position: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Colour: Rosy Violet
Flowering period: May to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Bulb Size: 12/14