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Also known as Siberian Chives, Allium nutans or Blue flower garlic chives are an attractive summer-flowering addition to the herb garden. The fine grey/green flat leaves are highly fragranced with a garlic/onion taste, and can be used to add flavour to salads, soft cheeses and soups. The seeds are also edible, and can be pressed for oil, sprouted or eaten as they are.
This more unusual, blue flower garlic chives are an excellent and highly under-rated addition to a culinary herb garden.
Blue flower Garlic chives will grow in any soil conditions, and although they prefer sunny positions, they will tolerate some shade. Growing to 1ft in the leaf and 2ft in the flower, they are a beautiful specimen when in full bloom, which is usually in summer. The flowers are a blue star-like profusion above the leaf, and when grown in numbers, form a beautiful mass.