Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
Allium schoenoprasum, Chives
Pretty enough for flower borders, its lavender pompon flowers attract bees and are used in salads. Snip stems to sprinkle on soups, potatoes or cottage cheese. Evergreen in warm climates and deciduous in cold areas. Plants seed themselves readily so they may pop up uninvited. Sold in pots in the herb section of the nursery. Sow seeds, or divide old plants.

Attributes - Allium schoenoprasum

Plant Type: Herb

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Lavender, Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 10 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Container Plants, Edible, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Thrips.

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