Allium cristophii


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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to July
Hardiness: fully hardy

Eventual height & spread: 0.6m H * 0.20m S

Huge globes of small, star-shaped, pinkish-purple flowers appear in summer above narrow, grey-green leaves. In bloom these fabulous globes – up to 20cm (8in) in diameter – have a metallic sheen. The faded flowerheads hold up well in the border and are useful for dried flower arrangements. Perfect for a sunny site, dotted in small groups among ornamental grasses, or as part of a Mediterranean scheme. Alliums look best planted between medium-sized herbaceous plants, which help to mask the strap-like leaves, which fade by the time the flowers appear.

Garden care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.