Chives are herbaceous, clump-forming perennials. They are the smallest species of the onion family. They grow from 30 to 50 cm tall. The bulbs are conical in shape measuring 2 to 3 cm long and 1 cm wide. They grow as clustered from the roots versus growing individually.
The leaves are hollow tubular almost grass-like in shape and grow, up to 50 cm long, and 2 to 3 mm in diameter. The leaves are used as garnish and flavoring in salads, dips and soups due to its mild onion flavor. The mauve colored flowers are also edible and make a very pretty addition to the vegetable garden.
Sowing: March to June
Seed Count: 750