Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Plant

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Description

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is an edible species of the genus Allium.  Its close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion.  Chives are a commonly used herb and can be used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes. The edible flowers can be used in salads.  Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.

 

Type:Perennial
Family:Liliaceae
Growing Zones:3 – 9
Native Range:
Mature Height:18 – 24 inches
Mature Width:6 – 9 inches
Spacing:12 – 15 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun
Water:Moderate
Soil Type:Average, well drained
Growth Rate:Fast
Leaf Description:Tall, thin
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:White
Harvest:Leaf, Flower
Harvest Time:Spring, Summer
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:Deer resistant

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