Scientific Name: Allium tuberosum
Common Name: garlic chives, Chinese chives
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Herb, Perennial border, Rock garden, Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Umbel, White, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Clump forming; leaves long, strap-shaped (hollow but flattened in c.s.) and from a single tuft (basal).