Chives – Mail order herbs

£2.50

Lots of mauve flowers in the summer over very fine, tubular foliage.

Very easy plant – ideal for the beginner gardener.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Description

Chives description:

Quite an attractive plant in it’s own right with tubular, spike-like foliage that has a good show of mauve flowers in the summer.

It’s only drawback is that the foliage is not very robust – easily getting crushed or bruised, therefore it is best placed away from the edge of a pathway or games area!

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

This is suitable for the herb garden, border or patio.How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, border or patio and is uncomplicated.

Buy mail order herbs with confidence, because this is trouble free and easy.

Botanical name: Allium schoenoprasum.

 

Chives flowering in May
Chives in May

Chives culinary uses:

Use in salads, sandwiches, soups and cottage cheese.

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.

How much moisture:

Normal moisture.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It can get a rust, if infected trim hard down just above ground level and careful pick up the debris.

Size of plant:

Height 25 cm.
Spread 25 cm, but plants are quite variable and so some may get to 40 cm spread.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow from 6 to 16 plants per square metre.

Mail order herbs, alpines, perennials and other plants.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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