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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
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Moderate
Chives in bloom
Chives in bloom

Chives

Chives
Liliaceae
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Herbs, Vegetables

Native from Europe to Siberia. Clumps grow 2 ft. high (usually shorter). Leaves look grasslike but are round and hollow in cross section.

Clusters of rose purple spring flowers (like clover blossoms) atop thin stems. Use as edging in flower border or herb garden. Small divisions can be potted in rich soil and grown on a windowsill.

Chop or snip leaves; use as garnish for delicate onion-like flavor.

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