ALLIUM schoenoprasum

Small
Sun
Purple
Well drained soil
Summer
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  30cm x 30cm

Whilst some grow chives purely for the culinary use of their stems, they are ignoring the wonderful display of pale purple pom-pom flowers they put on in summer.  Tough and hardy, just cut them back after their initial flowering for a further flush.  They will bulk up quickly but the bulbs can be separated easily.

Ideal for a sunny windowbox near the kitchen door or a herb garden, they are also great for edging a well-drained border or path, attracting bees in their droves.   They make a delicious combination with oranges and reds (try Geum 'Scarlet Tempest') plus whites, pinks and blues.  Best planted in fertile, well-drained  soil in full sun.