• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Chives

Botanical Name
Allium schoenoprasum
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
12 inches
Width
18 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: 1 inch dense spherical umbel, pale purple
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Well drained, tolerates moist
Planting & Care
  • Chive seeds germinate in temperatures 45 F to 95 F
  • Plants can be direct seeded in spring or brought in as transplants or divisions
  • Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart in the garden
  • Plants will benefit from being dug and divided every 3 years
  • Removing the flowers will help prevent re-seeding and mid-summer dormancy
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Forescate - rose red flowers
  • Corsica - white flowers
  • Albiflorum - white flowers

Related Content

Upcoming Appearances


May 18 & 19, 2019
Party for the Planet
Milwaukee County Zoo

May 19, 2019
Ebert's Greenhouse Village
Ixonia, WI

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Melinda's Container Gardening DVD set!

ENTER NOW