Allium cristophii

Also known as Star of Persia this is the classic, huge-headed sparkler allium, with seed heads almost as good as the flowers. More
15 bulbs 260001-15 £7.95 Delivery late September
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30 bulbs 260001-30 £14.50 Delivery late September
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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.

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Genus Allium
Group/Species cristophii
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Star of Persia
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Alliums can be planted outdoors from early to mid-autumn.
Care Tips Remember these are very perennial so plant them somewhere permanent. Removing the tatty foliage doesn't appear to affect the bulbs. Add grit on heavy soils.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
What to do with your allium seedheads

In this video Sarah shows you her favourite allium varieties for drying, and talks about how to dry them and then spray them for Christmas...

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Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow allium bulbs

Sarah's top tips on how to plant and grow allium bulbs for fantastic flowers in the garden or vase.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Allium cristophii reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Joan

Good service. Bulbs that came up were good but not all grew - can’t blame bulbs, probably weather conditions

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

A little large for the smaller garden

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Colburn

Beautiful beautiful beautiful 😀😀

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Reviewed 9th July 2019 by Hello

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Reviewed 7th July 2019 by Hello Irene

They look very good indeed and a high success rate

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Reviewed 6th July 2019 by Hello Jean

Very happy with the quality of items ordered, the processing and packing excellent. Flowering has confirmed high quality products and look forward to investing in further admired perennials!

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Reviewed 6th July 2019 by Hello Kirsten

all as above! love allium christophii. it just gets better and better as it opens and lasts for weeks

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Susan

Service was, as always fantastic but sadly only two of the fifteen actually flowered.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello

Lovely large heads and long lasting

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Elizabeth

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Hello Jane

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello

Beautiful blooms, Shame my little dog decided todig three of them up!

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Brigitte

Prompt delivery. All bulbs flowered beautifully except one. (Might have planted it in the wrong place) I am very happy with the result.

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Lynn

Good reliable variety and seem to have a good number in flower.

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Reviewed 4th July 2019 by Hello Wendy

Excellent plants in the main,and when in the past some dahlias didn't bloom I was sent replacement plants straight away.

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Janice

These have produced fine, large heads of flowers. I’m enjoying these and also looking forward to seeing the seed heads painted gold and silver at Christmas.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Simon

Bulbs were healthy and came up fine .

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Linda

I am beyond delighted with all of my Allium, bought to create a special flowerbed to remember my friend Norman who loved nature. The blooms attract bees and Norman would be as delighted as the bees with the results!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Melissa

Love these alliums - remind me of fireworks. Flower head the size of a football. Amazing and very good value.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sue

I’m really pleased with these alliums they look fantastic, my family loved theirs too.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Joan

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Herriott