The purple pom-pom flowers of chives top aromatic stems in summer. The leaves are edible and have a mild
onion flavor; the flowers can be used as garnishes. Plants grow in dense clumps to 2 feet high. Use chives
in a cottage, herb, or vegetable garden, or in containers.
Noteworthy characteristics: Edible foliage; showy flowers; self-sows.
Care: Provide full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Easily started from seed. Sow in late fall to mid-winter. Spring-sown seedlings may not emerge
for a year. Divide clumps in spring or fall.