Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) have grass-like tubular mid-green onion scented stems topped with lovely pinky-purple flower pom poms in June and July. A valuable source of nectar for bees and butterflies. Chives are attractive and prolific flowerers and have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Please note the stems are very tender especially on young plants so it’s almost impossible to pack and send without many bending or folding over, but they will readily grow new ones a process which can be encouraged by giving them a Chelsea chop!
Planting position: Pond marginal shelf up to 2cm deep or wet soil