Star of Persia Allium

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Star of Persia Allium shimmers in the late-spring-to-summer garden with star-shaped silvery-purple flowers. Delight friends and family with these elegant, long-lasting flowers that can reach up to 10" across. Easy-care, they will naturalize when happy and provide years of delight. Pest-resistant, and pollinators love them! (Allium christophii)
Zones 5 - 8
Great For Mass Plantings
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Item Package SizeBag of 8

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

16-20" tall x 6-8" wide. Star of Persia Allium is a garden essential for easy-to-grow high impact color and form. Globes of purple flowers light up the late spring garden with long lasting blooms that will carry the garden into summer in style. Each flowerhead has up to 100 florets, making them bee and butterfly magnets. Plant these hardy bulbs in compost-enriched, well-drained soil in a sunny spot. At 16-20" in height, they are perfect in a perennial bed or border. Plant them in sweeps for a dramatic effect. Allium will come up before most perennials, and as they die back, perennials will cover their wilting foliage. Plant with Delphinium, Oriental Poppies, and Iris for a beautiful display. Allium are lovely as cut flowers, or let them dry for year round interest and dried bouquets. Drought-tolerant once established.

More Information
Common Name
Star of Persia Allium
Botanical Name
Allium christophii Star of Persia
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Flower Size
8-12" flowers
Gray-green strap-shaped foliage.
Mature Height
16-20" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12-14 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Squirrel Resistant
Additional Information
Each flowerhead has up to 100 indivudual flowers.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Prohibited In
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Toxic to dog and cats.
Item Unit
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
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Zone 7Shipping begins the week of October 10th, 2022
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of October 10th, 2022
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 10th, 2022
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 17th, 2022

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