Star of Persia (Allium cristophii)
Favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 30-60 cm
Width 15-20 cm
Spacing 10-15 cm
Flowering time June-July
Site sunny medium moisture, well drained, rich, chalky, sandy soil
Elegant ornamental onion with star-shaped silvery purple flowers forming a 20-25 cm wide globe-shaped cluster on strong stems atop narrow and hairy leaves! This spectacular Allium enjoys long-lasting blooms and remains ornamental in the garden well into summer.
Good cut flower in fresh and dried arrangements.