Botanical Name: Allium christophii Description: The Allium christophii is commonly known as the Star of Persia, for its massive star shaped florets. The florets originate on 12-24 inches tall stem and ball-shaped heads. The blooms of the flowers are massive, around 10 inches across. The expanse of exploding stars in the bloom lends a mystical touch to any scenery. The flowers are also ideal for drying and adding interest to floral displays.