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Allium (Species) Star of Persia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Allium cristophii

 

Allium (Species) Star of Persia

Ball shaped loose pinky/purple flower clusters the leaves which are strap like and bluish/grey/green start to die off as the flowers come. The flowers are followed by large seed heads.

 
plant Features
  • Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Allium (Species) Star of Persia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Allium (Species) Star of Persia

Latin name

Allium cristophii

type

Bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Allium (Species) Star of Persia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Allium (Species) Star of Persia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Allium (Species) Star of Persia is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Allium cristophii

Ball shaped loose pinky/purple flower clusters the leaves which are strap like and bluish/grey/green start to die off as the flowers come. The flowers are followed by large seed heads.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Most allium varieties flower from early to mid-summer.

 

Planting

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Alliums do best in well drained soil in full sun. Plant smaller types among alpine plants, the others, between low growing shrubs or herbaceous plants. Plant in mid to late autumn covering the bulbs to 3 or 4 times their own depth and leave untouched for several years until the clumps are so thick that flowering is stifled, and then divide the clumps.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Species which multiply rapidly can be split in the autumn or as growth starts in the spring.. Replant both spring and autumn-divided plants immediately and keep the soil moist.

 

Propagating by offsets

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Alliums very often produce off-sets - little immature bulbs at the side of the bulb. In Autumn the bulb can be lifted and the offsets gently removed and replanted.

 
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