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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Album’
Allium schoenoprasum ‘Album’
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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Album’

White-flowered Chives

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.032.210

Chives are a favorite herb, enjoyed both for their oniony flavor as well as the showy ball-shaped flowers. This rare selection is a very old heritage variety that came originally from Newfoundland. Clumps will make a stunning display of crisp, snow-white flowers in late spring, over a low mound of grassy foliage. Use this towards the front of a sunny border, also useful in tubs and containers. An easy and long-lived perennial. Remove faded flowers to prevent self seeding, as the resulting plants will revert to regular chives. Nice as a cut flower, fresh or dried.

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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Album’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.