Common Name: Chives
The Latin translation of Allium means ‘Garlic’.
Growth Rate: Fast growing
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.10 m (10 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June to August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
This vigorous member of the onion family is a well known herb, with edible leaves which taste and smell similar to onions and enhance the flavour of many savoury dishes.
The leaves of Allium schoenoprasum are hollow, long, thin and dark green. In summer, clusters of light purple button-like flowers are produced on upright stems and it is perfect for a sunny well-drained border or gravel garden.
Garden Care: Split and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
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