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.
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Chives are known for lowering blood pressure.
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.