Allium Christophii Back to Plants
Relatively short plant with a 12-16” stalk and 3-7 strap-shaped leaves. This plant has an enormous head, 10-12” across with a deep metallic blue color. Makes a good cut flower both dry and fresh.
Flowering time: Early June
Placement: Prefers full sun.
Planting depth: 4” deep wit 4-6” apart
Soil type: preferable sandy, gritty, will rot if wet when dormant
Frosthardiness and USDA Zone: Hardy in zones 3-8
Origin: Turkestan, Central Asia
Bulb size: 12 cm/up
If you familiarize yourself with the origin and natural growing conditions of these plants, you can avoid a great many costly mistakes. For instance, a plant that originates from a harsh land-climate will not do well in a tropical or sub-tropical climate, although it might prosper on higher elevations in such a climate.