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Allium schoenoprasum f. albiflorum


Allium schoenoprasum f. albiflorum is an edible chive, with masses of pure white, star shaped flowers gathered in luxuriantly blooming umbels.

Allium schoenoprasum f. albiflorum is the white form of garden chives. It produces masses of pure white, star shaped flowers gathered in luxuriantly blooming umbels, suspended over clumps of hollow, cylindrical, grass-like leaves. This allium makes a choice addition to the herb garden as well as a strongly ornamental and effective companion to plants troubled by many types of pests. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.

Common Name: Garden Chives

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky areas, seashores, hilly meadows.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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