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