Allium tuberosum

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Chive, Garlic (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

An extra tasty and decorative chive.
Blue-purplish umbel shaped, edible bloom appears in August to accent the green-blue leaves. Use the flower and leaves in salads, cheese and egg dishes, gravies, soups and oils. Garlic flavor is subtle, but wonderful. Great herb for edging or in a container. Use fresh or dried.

Height

10-20 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Chives are known for lowering blood pressure.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in moderately rich, well-drained soil. Provide ample water during growth. Remove spent blooms. Leaves can be cut any time after plant is established to 6". Preserve chives by freezing minced leaves. Lift and divide every 3-5 years.

Good Companions

Silver Edge Thyme (Perennial) (Thymus vulgaris)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Dried Flowers
Fragrant
Containers
Cut Flowers
Evergreen
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
Rich
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