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common name: Ornamental onion, Star of Persia
synonyms: Allium cristophii, Allium albopilosum
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Large globe shaped heads of star-like pinkish-purple flowers, making a spectacular show in summer.
Well drained soil in full sun. Best in a warm position, not reliably hardy to severe frosts.
From seed, may take several years to reach full size.