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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Chives are a small clump-forming onion relative. The stems are frequently used as a culinary herb, and the flowers are attractive to pollinators.

    Latin Name

    Allium schoenoprasum


    Family

    Amaryllidaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulb
    Herb

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Herb
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Black Walnut

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Balkans, Siberia, Asia Minor


    History

    William Byrd II recorded chives on his plant list in 1736.


    Other Details

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