Onion Chives
Chives and potatoes just go together. Mix them in mashed potatoes and sprinkle more on top.

Onion Chives

(Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Type: Perennial in zones 3 to 10
  • Planting time: Spring, fall
  • Features: Waxy, grass-like leaves flavored like onion, purple blooms
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained
  • Spacing: 8 to 12 inches
  • Plant size: 1 foot tall
  • Garden use: Herb garden, flower border, containers
  • Culinary use: For dishes that need a mild, onion-like flavor

Easy to grow, onion chives pack a lot of flavor for their compact size. The plants form neat grass-like clumps of tubular leaves that contribute an onion flavor to salads, creamy soups, potatoes, egg dishes, and others. A wonderful addition to an herb garden. Great for containers, and also makes a neat border. Enjoy the light purple blooms in the spring–they are edible, too. Frost tolerant.

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