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Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

Native to Asia Minor, Balkans, & Siberia


Plethora of edible purple flowers in April and May, and stems and leaves prized for flavoring.  Nectar is attractive to bees and butterflies, while foliage is unattractive to deer and rabbits. Juglone tolerant. Easy and low maintenance.  


Height:

12-18 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Spacing:

12 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bloom Color:

Purple

Allium schoenoprasum Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Container
  • Clay Soil
  • Rock Garden
  • Naturalizing
  • Fragrant

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • May
  • April

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Average