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Allium schoenoprasum /Common Chives

Allium schoenoprasum   / Allium schoenoprasum
Grass-like foliage used in food preparation
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Grass-like foliage used in food preparation

Plants produce a clump-like mound of foliage

Purple flowers produced above foliage

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Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum
Common Name: Common Chives
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: A perennial which produces purple flower heads that can be used for future plants or will re-seed themselves if not deadheaded. Flowers appear in spring and summer and made be used for garnishing food plates. The dark green grass-like foliage is used to give an oniony like flavor to foods, particularly to soups and salads.