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Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)



Ideal Pot Plant
Height: 1 - 2 foot
Aspect: Sunny or partial shade
Soil Type: Moist and rich
Uses: Many culinary uses
Care: Herbaceous - split clump when dormant
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Chives – Allium schoenoprasum

Chives – Allium schoenoprasum is a hardy perennial.  A culinary herb with green cylindrical leaves that has a mild onion flavour. Decorative mauve flowers in the summer that are also attractive to bees and pollinators.

Fairly tolerant of conditions but best in a rich, moist soil in a mainly sunny position. Chives will die back over winter. Plants look great in the border or even as an edging plant in the herb garden where they will look very attractive if allowed to flower. Chives will also grow quite happy in pots or containers.

For constant culinary use it is best to prevent flowering, but who can resist the decorative mass of mauve flowers!

Try in salads, soups, cheese or egg dishes.  Add at the end of cooking to get the best flavour. Flowers are also edible and make a particularly decorative garnish.



Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Fish, Garnish, Omelettes, Pork, Red Meat & Game, Salads, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups, Vegetables



Herb Group




Width / Spread

Under 1 foot

Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant


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