North America; Europe; Asia
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Bright shade or part sun. Semi-evergreen in warm winters, though most years it will freeze to the ground. Cut back to 2-3″ as needed to refresh tired foliage. The hollow leaves are edible and provide a softer flavor than many onions and garlics. Six-petaled pink flowers appear in late spring and attract bees. The odor of garlic makes chives a bit of an insect repellent, and they are often planted for this purpose.
Requires some looking-after to avoid being swallowed by larger plants.
2-8" H, 3-6" W