Chives

Chives – Onion

Description: Chives are well known for their delightful onion flavor and are in fact the ornamental cousin to the onion. They grow in clusters of hollow cylinder-like spikes with wonderful purple flowers that begin sprouting out in the early summer. Chives are used in a variety of foods including soups, stir-fry, cheese and cream sauces, dips, potatoes, and can be used as a garnish also. The flowers are edible as well and can be added to salads.

Spacing: Plant 4” to 15” apart.

Height: Grows 10” to 12” tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Although Chives are technically an herb, they have a striking flower display that can make a nice cut flower for any arrangement.

Tips: When harvesting chives, cut the leaves 2” above the ground. Leaving some leaves on each cluster of chives will allow the same cluster to be cut over and over again through out the growing season.

Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes

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