chives garlic

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Garlic chives are a versatile herb used widely in Asian cooking. When young, leaves and flower buds have a delicate aroma and a garlic flavor with hints of honey and onion. Add to stir fries, scrambled eggs, soups, and noodles, or sprinkle on meats and fish. The plant comes back every year, is good for containers and indoor growing for fresh herbs all winter long. Edible flowers are loved by bees. This packet sows up to 13 feet.

Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum

Family: Alliaceae

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–9

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

Variety Information: Flat leaves are ¼" wide, 10"–18" long. White flowers on tubular stems bloom mid- to late summer. Garlic chives are also called Chinese chives because they are used extensively in Chinese cooking.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant

chives garlic