Allium albopilosum Christophii

Ornamental Onion

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Plant Code: BALCH

Allium Christophii produces softball-sized starbursts of amethyst pink flowers on 14" stems. Looks amazing coming up between larger plants and Ornamental grasses. AGM award winner. 4 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 12+cm.

Details

Type: Bulbs
Height: Short 14"
Spacing: Plant 8" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Lavender/Silver

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest

Allium General Information

<p>Late blooming ornamental plants that work great with early flowering perennials. Do not plant too closely together since they multiply rapidly. Plant Alliums in full sun in early fall. Water well throughout the growing season.</p><p>*Please note: We are not permitted to ship Alliums to Idaho or the Washington counties of Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant or Klickitat.<p>

Allium Plant Care

The smaller varieties of Allium should be planted 4" deep and the larger varieties 7-8" deep. Spacing 6-8". Likes well-drained soil. Clumps may be lifted and divided in either spring or fall. Allium will tolerate most soils, but performs best in sandy soils. Add organic matter like compost to clay soils if needed to improve drainage and lighten the soil.