A small, bulbous perennial commonly used as a culinary herb to impart a mild onion flavor to many foods. Also ornamental, the slim, tubular, dark green leaves typically grow in dense clumps that feature clover-like clusters of pale purple flowers. Chives bloom from April to May. Easily grown in average, well-drained soils with full sun to partial shade. Great for garden borders and containers. Deer-resistant, chives also tolerate drought and black walnut tannin. 1-1.5'H x 1-1.5'W. USDA Zones 4-8.