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Chives

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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives are small bulbous perennials which are commonly used as culinary herbs to impart mild onion flavor to many foods, including salads, soups, vegetables and sauces. Plants also have good ornamental value. Features thin, tubular, grass-like, dark green leaves which typically grow in dense clumps to 12". Attractive, globular, clover-like clusters of pale purple flowers subtended by papery bracts appear in spring and summer on scapes (stems) often rising above the foliage to 18" tall. Flower heads can be used as a garnish for soups and salads.  

Growing Conditions

Height 12" to 18"
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time April to May
Zone 4 to 8

Additional Info

Flower heads can be used as a garnish for soups and salads.

Group, mass or use as an edger in herb gardens and vegetable gardens.

 

All info from Missouri Botanical Garden