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Allium 'Christophii'

Ornamental onion

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Ornamental onions are grown for their globe shaped flower heads that remain attractive once dried as well in flower. Allium 'Christophii' produces striking globes of violet, star-shaped flowers in early summer. The long, linear leaves die back before the blooms appear in early summer.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Allium

Species: schubertii

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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