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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

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