You're currently on:
Also known as Star of Persia this is the classic, huge-headed sparkler allium, with seed heads almost as good as the flowers. It’s hard to beat on value – quite cheap to buy and very perennial, lasting in the garden for decades.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
- Perfect for pollinators
|Variety||cristophii ( aka Star of Persia)|
|Soil Type:||Well-drained but fertile, add grit on heavy soils||Site:||Full sun||Height:||H. 60-90cm (2-3ft)||Spacing:||Plant 15cm deep, 30cm apart.||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs.||Flowers:||❀ May - June||For the vase:||Add a drop of bleach to the water to minimise the oniony smell or change the water regularly. They will look good for up to 2 weeks without rearranging|