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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Forescate’
Allium schoenoprasum ‘Forescate’
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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Forescate’

Giant-flowered Chives

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.032.200

This is a large-flowered selection of Common Chives. Plants form a low mound of grassy leaves, with rose-purple balls of flowers rising above in late spring. Both the flowers and leaves are edible. Also nice as a cut flower, fresh or dried. Makes a very attractive border plant. Also useful in mixed containers, and in the herb garden. Attractive to butterflies. Clumps are easily divided in spring or fall. Flowers should be deadheaded to prevent self seeding, as the resulting plants will revert to regular chives. Drought tolerant, once established.

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Allium schoenoprasum ‘Forescate’

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
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate