chives

chives / Allium schoenoprasum

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Buy chives chives / Allium schoenoprasum: Edible leaves and button-like flowers

This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    One of the main reasons for growing chives is to harvest the edible leaves, which enhance the flavour of many savoury dishes. This vigorous plant also produces clusters of brilliant pink to purple or white, button-like summer flowers, which are also edible and look wonderful sprinkled over summer salads. It's perfect for a sunny, well-drained border or gravel garden.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive mositure from late summer when dormant.

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Notes on chives

"The decorative flowering chive. It pleases the bees, adds the zing to potato salad and edges the potager with an edible enduring light-green fringe"

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5

great in the backs of borders even in poor soil; can be seen from a distance

Mossy

Newmarket

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Short lived plant

3

Delicate plant - needs care

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Greenwich, LONDON

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