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botanical name:
Allium christophii
Allium christophii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ornamental onion, Star of Persia
synonyms:  Allium cristophii, Allium albopilosum
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large globe shaped heads of star-like pinkish-purple flowers, making a spectacular show in summer.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Best in a warm position, not reliably hardy to severe frosts.

propagation:
From seed, may take several years to reach full size.


other notes:
RHS AGM

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