February 8, 2023
Allium cristophii, Persian Onion

Allium cristophii

Allium cristophii or Star of Persia is a bulbous, herbaceous perennial plant. They also call it Allium albopilosum, Allium bodeanum, or Persian Onion. Allium cristophii is part of the Amaryllidaceae family of plants. It is native to Iran, Turkey, and Turkmenistan.

Allium cristophii grows to 20in or 50cm tall. It has slightly glaucous leaves. The leaves wither away by flowering time. They are strap-shaped. The flowers grow in globose umbels. The individual flowers are star-shaped. They are pinkish-violet color. Allium cristophii flower in early summer.

Allium cristophii, Star of Persia
Allium cristophii or Persian Onion

How to grow Allium cristophii:

Grow Allium cristophii in the sun. Plant it in well-drained, fertile soil. Propagate from seed or by offsets in autumn. It is generally pest-free. Watch out for onion white rot, and downy mildew.

Allium cristophii
Allium cristophii, Star of Persia

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