Chives Common HEIRLOOM Seeds

Chives Common HEIRLOOM Seeds

Allium schoenoprasum

Item #5031

Perennial. Chives are super easy to grow, require little maintenance, tolerate drought, and come back year after year. Edible flowers are loved by bees, make a tasty chive vinegar, look and taste great in salads, and dry well for arrangements; foliage and/or flowers add a subtle onion flavor to many dishes. Great for containers; grow indoors for year-round harvest. Perennial in USDA zones 4-8. Deer resistant.

This packet sows up to 27 ft..

Seedling Image


Full Sun
to Part Shade

12" tall
8"-10" wide

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
10 seeds
every 8"

Row Spacing:
A group every 8" or as

Not required

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°-70°F; or as late as 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 6 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: FOLIAGE: Cut outer spears of chives when at least 6" long, and cut back to 2" above ground level. Once or twice a season, shear plants to 2" above ground. This will keep new, tender foliage available. FLOWERS: Harvest for dried flowers & consumption when in full bloom.

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