Chives, Wild Chives Allium schoenoprasum

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Botanical Name:

Allium schoenoprasum

Family:

Liliaceae

Genus:

Allium

Species:

schoenoprasum

Common Name:

Chives, Wild Chives

Seeds Per Pound:
358,421
Quantity:
0.27 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
356
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
12 inches
Collection Locale:
Oregon
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

In Stock: 0.27 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
1.95
10 g
8.50
1 oz
15.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow indoors 2 months before the date of the last frost, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Other: Will germinate in about 10 days.
In a Nutshell:
* Chives ( Allium schoenoprasum ) are the smallest species of the onion family Alliaceae
* Allium schoenoprasum is also the only species of Allium native to both the New and the Old World and is a perennial . more...
* This heirloom variety matures in about 80-90 days but some stems can be cut before maturity. It is perennial so will continue to supply fresh chives for years to come.
* Easy to grow from seed perennial
* Used in cooking, on baked potatoes, and in salads ; flowers rose to rosy purple.
* Edible Leaves with mild onion-like scent
* Pink Spring flowers attract pollinators , bees, butterflies and some wasps.
* Long growing season
* This herbs keeps pests away and is deer resistant.
Medicinal Comments:

Allium schoenoprasum is high in minerals and vitamins K and A. A heart-healthy plant that helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure as well as some benefits with digestive issues.