Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum Form: Round
Common Name:chives Texture:Fine
Family Name:AmaryllidaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Distinctive smell, Glabrous, Linear, Other, Entire
Flowers: Umbel, (Floriferous), Purple, Apr- May
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun- Jul
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Perennial border, Rock garden
Key ID Features:Upright, basal, linear leaves with entire margins, parallel venation, and hollow centers. Up to 50 cm in length and 3 mm in diameter and scented. Showy purple umbel.