• Star of Persia Allium - 81117
  • Star of Persia Allium - 81117
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Star of Persia Allium

Allium christophii

#81117
Availability: Fall Pre-Order
$5.47
Was: $10.95
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5 bulbs per package
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Ship Season: Fall

What spring garden would be complete without the unique Allium plant? These gorgeous flower heads are not called a "star" for nothing! The lavish pale amethyst-violet flowers are edges with silver highlights that are sure to light up your garden in the late spring and early summer. The 8-12" spherical blooms dry perfectly and add great winter interest or additions to dried floral bouquets. Dominating the show, the Star of Persia Allium will put a twinkle in your eye!

  • Allium require full sun for the best blooms
  • Well drained soil is a must for allium bulbs
  • In heavy, clay and poorly drained soils amend the soil prior to planting. Amend your existing soil by incorporating a combination of top soil, compost, manure, and leaf mold.
  • Fertilize at planting with Hi Yield Bulb Food or for organic gardening use Bulb-Tone. Apply fertilizer at least 3” below the bottom of the bulbs so that the roots will get the most benefit from the fertilizer.
  • Plant allium bulbs 4-6” deep, with the old roots of the bulb touching the earth, the pointed end should be facing the sky.
  • Spacing will vary based on variety, refer to the Allium packaging for specifics. Plant allium in clusters or space throughout the garden for a neat geometric design element.
  • Immediately after planting, water the allium planting area. This helps to eliminate air pockets. After the initial planting bulbs do not require additional watering in fall or winter and prefer to be kept dry.
  • Apply a 2” layer of mulch in late fall.