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Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
Easy to grow, onion chives pack a lot of flavor for their compact size. The plants form neat grass-like clumps of tubular leaves that contribute an onion flavor to salads, creamy soups, potatoes, egg dishes, and others. A wonderful addition to an herb garden. Great for containers, and also makes a neat border. Enjoy the light purple blooms in the spring–they are edible, too. Frost tolerant.
- Height: 12 inches
- Width: 6 to 8 inches
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Garden use: Herb garden, flower border, containers
- Culinary use: For dishes that need a mild, onion-like flavor