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Allium schoenoprasum
Allium schoenoprasum
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Allium schoenoprasum

Common Chives

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.032.190

One of the classic French herbs, the leaves are harvested anytime in the season, popular for cooking or as a garnish. Pretty mauve flowers appear in late spring, which are also edible in salads. This plant does double duty in the perennial or herb garden, or in containers. Flowers are excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Great for edging. Chives are inclined to seed themselves around, which can be prevented by removing the flower heads as they begin to fade. Easily divided in spring or fall.

Further details for
Allium schoenoprasum

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
  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.