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Chives, Common

Chives, Common

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives are a member of the onion family!  Chives form a bulb and the green stems are used in many prepared dishes. Flowers pale purple flowers form from April to May.  Green stems die back in the late fall down to the bulb and will grow new leaves in the early spring.

Classification: Perennial
Height: 10-12 inches
Sow: Early Spring, 1/2 inch deep
Germination Time: 8 to 13 days

Prefers full light.

Thrives in well-drained soil high in organic matter.

Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.

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