Wild Chives

Allium schoenoprasum 'Album'

Also called Chive, Chive garlic, Rush Leeks

  • White balls of star-like flower clusters
  • Grassy-like leaves and flowers are edible
  • Used for onion flavouring
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer



30-60 cm

30-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Dependable, very drought tolerant plant, self-seeding freely. Prune spent flowers back to promote fresh growth and contain seeding. Does best in full sun.

Additional Notes about Wild Chives:

Due to its high sulphur content, the foliage of chives is repulsive to insects. Farmers are known to plant chives as border plants or between rocks to protect their crops from pests. The flowers can be used as a garnish in culinary dishes. Chives do not lose their taste or texture when frozen. The juice from the leaves is used to fight fungal infections.

Allium schoenosprams 'Album' is a seed selection of the north american native found originally in Newfoundland. Remove fading flowers to prevent self-seeding as the new seedlings may revert back to common pink flowering chives.