Allium christophii, common name Star of Persia or Persian onion. Perhaps they have dropped the religious ‘h’ to become Allium cristophii as a nod to the Iranian roots.
Three Quick Facts about Allium christophii
- The clusters of ‘stary’ flowers look good in a vase, dry beautifully and hold their form for years.
- This allium is attractive to butterflies but not pests.
- Grow your own Allium christophii, by collecting seed sowing them when just ripe or remove offsets in autumn. You get three seed capsules from each star flower.