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Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Allium schoenoprasum (chives, onion chives)
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.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.