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Chives in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Allium schoenoprasum

 

Chives

Dense clump forming plant with hollow grass like leaves bluey/green in colour and produces purple/pink clusters of flowers on erect stems in the spring and summer. Both the leaves and stalks are edible but do not cut right down to the ground when harvesting as they need them to keep the plants growing and healthy.

 
plant Features
  • Chives likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chives likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chives is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chives likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Chives

Latin name

Allium schoenoprasum

type

Perennial Herb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chives likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chives is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chives likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Chives likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chives is 0.10meters x 0.30meters 0.10 M 0.30 M

Allium schoenoprasum

Dense clump forming plant with hollow grass like leaves bluey/green in colour and produces purple/pink clusters of flowers on erect stems in the spring and summer. Both the leaves and stalks are edible but do not cut right down to the ground when harvesting as they need them to keep the plants growing and healthy.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Most allium varieties flower from early to mid-summer.

 

Planting

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Alliums do best in well drained soil in full sun. Plant smaller types among alpine plants, the others, between low growing shrubs or herbaceous plants. Plant in mid to late autumn covering the bulbs to 3 or 4 times their own depth and leave untouched for several years until the clumps are so thick that flowering is stifled, and then divide the clumps.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Species which multiply rapidly can be split in the autumn or as growth starts in the spring.. Replant both spring and autumn-divided plants immediately and keep the soil moist.

 
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