Onion Chives

Onion Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Onion-Chives_Flower-webwikiOnion chives are pretty to grow and delicious to eat. Their purple (or white) pom-pom flowers sit atop aromatic stems in summer. The leaves are are used in soups, salads and potato dishes. (A must for topping baked potatoes, right?) and they have a mild onion flavor. The flowers can be used as garnishes.

These plants grow in dense clumps and need to be watered all season — keep the soil evenly moist. They need at least 6 hours of sun. Watch for the first sign of wilt. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Type of Plant: Herb

Distinguishing Characteristics: Pretty pom-pom flowers on delicious stems

Water Use: High

Flower Color: Various

Sun/Location: Full Sun