Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Allium Schoenoprasum, Chives

Common Name: Chives

Genus: Allium

Species: Schoenoprasum

Characteristics of Plant
Onion family herb grown for culinary purposes.All parts edible , also the flowers a good bee attractor and showy in the garden.

Life Cycle
Perennial

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Winter Sow

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Purple

Reproduces By
Seed
Bulb

Companion Plants
Other: Deters garden insects

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