Allium cristophii
"Star of Persia"

10 Bulbs per Bag

Massive, showy 10” umbels of silvery-amethyst, star-shaped flowers that appear in Spring on this ornamental onion. Comprised of up to 50 individual flowers, these round domes look like miniature fireworks or exploding stars! Hailing from the former Persia (Turkey, Iran and Turkmenistan), thus to its common name “Star of Persia”, its 16-20” tall stalks burst into bloom in late Spring, rising up from wide, strap-like foliage (to 6”). A valuable vertical element in your garden, it’s perfect for lining a walkway, planted in drifts, or as an upright denizen in a bed of Clarkias, CA “Bluebells” or “Tidy Tips”. Beautiful and relatively long lasting for a bulb flower, they are also a wonderful addition to dried flower arrangements, lasting for months. Plant bulbs in the late Fall to early Spring, at a depth of twice the height of the bulb, with a bit of bulb food or bone meal. Provide fertile well-drained soil for best results. Let foliage wither naturally before removing. Bulbs can be left in the ground or dug up and stored in a cool dry location.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

Perennial Bulb
USDA zones 4-8