Chives grow in perennial tufts of narrow, edible, hollow leaves and produce flowers in rounded lavender-purple clusters.
Chives are a small-growing member of the allium family. They have a mild onion flavour that is useful in many dishes. They grow in perennial tufts of narrow, hollow leaves and produce cute flowers in rounded lavender-purple clusters. The leaves and flowers are edible. Ornamental enough to use in the perennial border.
Common Name: Chives
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 2-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Rocky areas, seashores, hilly meadows.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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