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Chives, Garlic (Allium tuberosum)



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

Chives, Garlic (Allium tuberosum)

Chives, Garlic – Allium tuberosum

Chives, Garlic – Allium tuberosum is a hardy perennial with flat green leaves that have a mild garlic flavour. Striking white flowers during the summer that are also very attractive to pollinators.

Fairly tolerant of conditions but best in a rich, moist soil in a mainly sunny position. Garlic Chives will die back over winter. Plants look great in the border but will also grow quite happy in pots or containers.

Use the long, flat leaves as you would for ordinary chives. Very useful if you want a hint of garlic but something more subtle than Garlic itself. Try in salads, soups, cheese or egg dishes.  Add at the end of cooking to get the best flavour. Flowers are edible and also have a garlic flavour, they make a particularly decorative garnish.



588 in stock

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



Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




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


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