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Chives

    

CHIVES                                                      GARLIC CHIVES

Allium schoenoprasum                                                                             Allium tuberosum

Description:

Bloom white in the warmth of summer, which is in contrast to the early spring flowers of regular chives.

Growth:

Grass-like clumps, which should be harvested in bunches cut close to the ground.  Divide clumps every 3-4 years. Grows to 1’ tall.

Light:

Full sun.

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 3-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, culinary

Suggestions:

Flowers and stalks are edible. The subtle flavor is perfect for use in uncooked dishes where raw garlic might be overwhelming.  The finely chopped blades are great added to stir-fry and egg dishes.  Flower heads can be eaten when blooming, or let go to seed- the shiny black seeds are a peppery delicacy when sprouted: the perfect winter treat.

Description:

Sometimes used as an edging plant because they are easy to grow and have attractive mauve colored flowers.

Growth:

Grass like clumps, which should be harvested in bunches cut close to the ground.  Divide clumps every 3-4 years. Grows to 1’ tall.

Light:

Full sun.

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 3-11

Uses:

Butterfly plant, Culinary, ornamental, dried flowers

Suggestions:

Flowers and stalks are edible. Flowers go well in stir-fry.  Add stalks to casseroles, soup, or potatoes, or cut fresh stems into salad. Can be frozen for year-round enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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