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Allium schoenoparasum
Common Name: Chives Family: Alliaceae (The Onion Family)

Chives are a small-growing member of the allium family. They have a mild onion flavour that is useful in many dishes. They grow in perennial tufts of narrow, hollow leaves and produce cute flowers in rounded lavender-purple clusters. The leaves and flowers are edible. Ornamental enough to use in the perennial border.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPurple
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height8-12" Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness5 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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