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Chives, Garlic

Garlic Chives/Allium tuberosum (Perennial)

  • Category: Perennial, Herbs
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:10-20 Inches
  • Spread:12-18 Inches
  • Bloom Color: White

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.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Variegated
Soil Moisture
Moist
Rich
Well-Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Chives, Garlic

Chives are known for lowering blood pressure.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Chives, Garlic

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.