Allium schoenoprasum /Chives

Allium schoenoprasum   / Allium schoenoprasum
White flowers and foliage
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White flowers and foliage

Clump of chives

Chives grow in clumps and increase in size over time

Close-up of clustered flowers

Flowers and buds

Young plants ready for transplanting

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Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum
Common Name: 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: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Sometimes grown in pots in kitchen windows for use in food preparation. An excellent perennial that lives a long time. Plants multiply and can be divided after growing in the same location for several years. Easy to grow, but provide full sunlight and a well drained soil.