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Chives Interesting Notes:

Chives may deter Japanese beetles and several leaf diseases. Some recommend it for inter planting among species such as carrots tomatoes, roses, and grapes. -Still, Steven "Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants"

did you know?

Native to Asia, chives were first used in China and spread westward to Greece. By the sixteenth century, they had earned a place in European herb gardens. In addition to their widespread culinary use, dried chives were hung in the home, like garlic, to protect against evil.

Read more at Marthastewart.com: Chives: Allium schoenoprasum - Martha Stewart Home and Garden

Chives Allium schoenoprasum 'Onion'


Chives Grower Tips:

Plant in a reliably sunny spot. best in fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates drought, but looks best with regular watering.

Cut to the base of the plant when harvesting to encourage new growth.

Chives should be divided about every three years.

Chives are the smallest species of the onion family.
Chive comes from the French word, cive, which comes from the Latin word, cepa, meaning onion.
The leaves are used to flavor fish, potatoes, and soups.
The flowers attract bee, but the plant itself may repel Japanese beetles and other unwanted insects.


12-24 Inches




8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:



Create delicious gourmet meals with fresh herbs! Very popular, attractive herb with exceptionally flavorful leaves.


Characteristics & Attributes for Chives Allium schoenoprasum 'Onion'

Full Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Bedding Plant
Herb Garden
Container - Filler (Mounding)