Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Allium schoenoprasum is the botanical name of the perennial plant commonly called Chives. It is a herb used by many and can be used to cook with. It grows 30cm in height and width and has insect repelling properties, making it even more useful for gardeners.

It requires full sun and it blooms purple flowers. When the flowers go past their prime the plant can be cut back to the ground and it'll reshoot soon after. Chives is a low maintenance plant with tolerance to drought and easy to germinate from seed. Its hardiness allows it to grow in acidic, alkaline or neutral and loam, sand and clay soils.

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