Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum

Garlic chives are popular in salads and as a garnish, but they can add great flavor to a variety of culinary delights.

Their fragrant white flowers attract butterflies. To prevent a plethora of garlic chives, remove flowers before the plant goes to seed as every seed seems to germinate. Lore has it that garlic chives planted around a peach tree will repel aphids.

The plant needs at least 6 hours of sun. It is fairly drought tolerant once established.

Type of Plant: Herb

Distinguishing Characteristics: Easy care culinary herb with fragrant white flowers

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: White

Sun/Location: Full Sun