Chives

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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum
Wild Chives
2

8 inches
3

6 inches
North America; Europe; Asia
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering

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; however, for the most part, the odor of garlic makes chives an effective insect repellant and it is often planted for this purpose in gardens.

Maintenance

Requires some looking-after to avoid being swallowed by larger plants.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
2-8" H, 3-6" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Purple, White
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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