Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed in a location that will receive full sun to partial shade. Space plants 8-10″ apart in average to moist soil that is well-drained.
Does well in containers or mixed pots. Plant height 12″. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Deer resistant.
Chives, Onion allium schoenoprasum
Onion Chives are a charming addition to the garden, patio, and herb combination pots. It is smaller than Garlic Chives and has globular, light pinkish-purple blooms instead of white, but has the same beautiful grass-like habit. Once you know that Onion Chives taste like mild green onions, it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out how to use them: basically with anything where you would ordinarily use onion. They are fabulous when cut fresh and used in salads, and look very pretty with their small tubular stalks cut into sections.
Harvest chives by hand, picking the leaves off at the base. Cutting the leaves causes an unattractive brown dieback. After leaves are at least 6” tall regular harvesting is recommended. Chive leaves are very soft and quickly lose freshness so are best when used fresh.