Full Sun, Dappled Shade
Chives Plant Classification
Botanical name: Allium schoenoprasum
Common name: Chives
Other names: Chives, Onion grass, Schnittlaugh, Seithes, Seives, Wild chives
Species: A. schoenoprasum
Plant Type: Herbs
USDA Zone: 3 - 9
UK Hardiness: H4
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Uses: Culinary herb
How to grow Chives
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Dappled Shade
Soil Type: Loam, Clay, Chalk, Sand
Soil PH: Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Water Needs: Average
Best Places to Plant: Beds and Borders
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A perennial plant in the onion family, Allium schoenoprasum is often known as chives. It grows easily and produces attractive flowers that bees enjoy.
Chives can also be used as a companion plant to deter pests in the garden. They are perfect for adding flavor to soups, stews, and casseroles.
Chives have thin, hollow leaves that are a great addition to many dishes. The leaves are edible and have a mild onion flavor. Chives can also be used as a garnish on top of dishes. The flowers of chives are also edible and have a slightly sweet taste.
Chives grow best in full sun or partial sun. They can be planted in the spring or fall and grow well in most soil types.