ALLIUM christophii (Ornamental onion)


Allium Christophii
Turkey, C. Asia

A globe of metallic MAGENTA flowers with YELLOW centres arises each season from the bulb of this ornamental onion. The flower globe, 6 to 7 inches in diameter, tops a stem that is 12-24in tall.

Its foliage (strap-shaped leaves up to 16 inches long) withers before the flower globe appears. To avoid leaving a gap in the flower bed or border, Allium christophii is best surrounded with smaller flowers or foliage.

Bees’ Favourite.

The globe of Allium christophii’s many star-shaped flowers is a magnet for bees.

Other names: Star of Persia.

Allium 'Christophii' by the Acanthus trough

Allium Christophii, Acanthus, and other plants at Peckham WildlifeTrust

Allium Christophii, Acanthus, and other plants at Peckham Centre for Wildlife Gardening

 

 

 

Allium Christophii