Allium christophii (Persian Onion) [25 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for patient gardeners who have experience with seeds that need a natural or artificial chilling period. Honestly, it is easier and quicker to start with purchased bulbs. But if you enjoy growing something different from seed and don’t mind waiting a few years to get flowers, these can be an interesting and rewarding challenge.

The best approach is to sow the seeds, lightly covered, in a pot in fall to midwinter and set it outdoors for germination in spring. If you purchase the seeds after the ideal outdoor sowing period, you will need to give them an artificial cold period of about 8 weeks.

Note that this information will not be on the seed packet you receive.

Please read the description as well before ordering.

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Persian onion (Allium christophii) starts the growing season by sending up broad, green leaves, then produces a stout, straight, 12- to 18-inch-tall stalk topped with a globe of starry, purplish pink flowers in late spring. In early summer, the leaves die back and the flowers finish but the globes remain as the seeds form, then the seedheads dry and can linger for months. If you leave them in place, they can self-sow. Full sun. Perennial bulb; Zones 5 to 9.

2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in mid July 2022. At least 25 seeds.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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