Allium schoenoprasum

Chives Overview

Botanical Name: Allium schoenoprasum

Common Name: Chives 

Plant Type: Herbs, Perennials 

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Water Needs: Average 


Soil Type: Loam, Clay, Chalk, Sand 

Soil PH: Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral

Soil Drainage: Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained 

Bloom Time:  Spring, Summer 

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Flower Color: Purple 

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.

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