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Allium christophii
Star Of Persia; Persian Onion

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FAMILY Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)  Other Plants in the Amaryllis Family
HABIT Bulb, Corm, Tuber, etc.
RANGE Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan
LEAF TYPE Deciduous
FLOWERS In May, Purple
FRUIT In August
FOLIAGE COLOR Blue
LANDSCAPE USES These bulbs have very large, purple, globose clusters, up to 12 inches in diameter of star-shaped florets, in spring, on 12-16 inches tall stems. The flower stems dry easily, and are great additions to dry flower arrangements. Plant bulbs in fall, 3-6" deep, 12" apart in masses for maximum impact. Zones 4 - 9
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION Stem 15-50cm, ribbed; bulb 2-3cm diameter, spherical, tunic papery. Leaves 15-40x1-4cm, 2-7, erect, glaucous, withering before flowering with stiff hairs on margins and lower surface. Flowers 2-3cm diameter, numerous, star-shaped in a loose umbel 10-20cm diameter; spathe 2.5cm, apiculate; pedicels to 11cm; tepals 1-2cm, purple-violet with metallic sheen, erect with thickened central veins remaining rigid after flowering; stamens included, anthers pollen and filament dark purple.
HARDINESS USDA Zone 4 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SOIL Well-drained soil; adequate moisture
SUN REQUIREMENTS Full Sun, Partial Sun
Location Map for Allium christophii (Star Of Persia; Persian Onion) - 5 Map Locations Found
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842590*2 1983 Shady Lane
842590*6 1983 Shady Lane
951777*1 1995 Water Smart Garden
951777*2 1995 Water Smart Garden
951777*3 1995 Water Smart Garden
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951777*4 1995 Water Smart Garden

 

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  FLOWERING:
When Allium christophii has been observed flowering
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
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2012
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2005

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  FRUITING:
When Allium christophii has been observed fruiting
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2013

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