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Allium 'Christophii'

Ornamental onion

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers



Skill level


Allium 'Christophii'

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: Christophii

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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