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Allium schoenoprasum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Allium schoenoprasum Chives,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Herbs & Vegetables, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Tufting, Upright

Small herbaceous perennial, commonly known as chives has upright grass-like foliage and round mauve flowers from late Spring. Foliage and flowers are edible. Suitable for most gardens or plant in a container. Great for adding to salads, casseroles, dips, sauces and many other culinary dishes.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Edible Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: When growing in pots, use a well drained, organically rich potting mix. Water adequately but not excessively if planted in the ground. For best results when growing in containers, keep plants slightly moist. Harvest and feed regularly with a all-purpose fertiliser to keep plant looking neat and bushy.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Alliaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High