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Spectacular airy purple clusters of stars make up this 8" globe flower, beautiful in bloom and afterwards. We let these dry on the plant, where they add an ivory circle of stars to garen beds. Or dry and use for decorations indoors, as is or spray painted gold or silver. Once you've grown these, it's hard to imagine the late spring garden without them. One of our local farmer's market growers offers these for $1.50/stem in mid summer and sells out in the first hour each Saturday. (Her saleable stems are grown from the same patch of bulbs, year after year.)
A friend sells the garden-dried flowers heads of this allium at a local farmers market. He always sells out and long ago paid back the price of his bulbs.
This is a Leafari staff tested and recommended variety.
|Botanical Name:||Allium christophii, syn. A. cristophii, syn. A albopilosum|
|Common Name:||Star of Persian onion, Giant flowering onion|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 5-8|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun to mostly sun sites|
|Flower Color:||Purple flowers|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||12/14+ cm in circumference|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid to late spring|
|Pkg. Count:||8 bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Allium Planting Guide|
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