Star of Persia (Allium cristophii)
Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) is a bulbous (or similar) plant that can grow 10cm - 50cm tall and 10cm - 50cm wide.
This plant is commonly known as star of Persia.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 2-5 years to reach full maturity.
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Plant profileCommon name: star of Persia
Scientific name: Allium cristophii
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 10cm - 50cm
Spread: 10cm - 50cm
Foliage color: Blue / Glaucous (spring), Blue / Glaucous (summer), Green (spring), Green (summer)
Flower color: Purple (summer)
Fruit color: Brown (autumn)
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators, RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Star of Persia (Allium cristophii), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
SoilStar of Persia (Allium cristophii) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand. It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alakaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) should be grown in full sun places.
Where to plant
Let's now see where to plant Star of Persia (Allium cristophii). What types of gardens and where this plant is normally grown.
You can plant Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) with any orientation (north, south, east, west) as it is not demanding about this detail.
Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) is normally used in informal gardens or rock and gravel gardens.
Star of Persia (Allium cristophii) is often applied in cut flowers but also flower borders and bedding.