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Allium schoenoprasum 'Cha Cha Chive'


Allium schoenoprasum 'Cha Cha Chive' is an ornamental and edible garden chive with cylindrical green leaves that grow out of the flower head.

Allium schoenoprasum 'Cha Cha Chive' is not only edible but weird too. Typical of garden chives it has the usual long cylindrical foliage but instead of the usual pink flowers, the heads are filled with mini cylindrical green leaves which are also edible. Clumps reach 16 inches high and 12 inches wide. Pair with late season bulbs and other early blooming perennials.

Common Name: Garden Chives

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky areas, seashores, hilly meadows.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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