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DESCRIPTION: Chives have masses of beautiful balls of lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The leaves and flowers have a very mild onion taste.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium schoenoprasum
OTHER NAMES: Flowering Onion
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Light green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Edible, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant
Chives is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Chives is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Chives will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
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