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Allium nutans (Siberian chives, Blue flowering garlic chives) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Siberian chives, Blue Flowering Garlic Chives (Allium nutans)Herb in 1L Pot

Siberian Chives as the name suggests is native to Siberia also known as 'the blue flowering Garlic chive' due to its flower colour.  The flat, nodding green leaves have a mild onion/garlic flavour. Flowering in July and August, with heads of numerous pale blue/mauve star shaped flowers. As with most chives it requires little maintenance. It may be cut back after flowering if it becomes unsightly, and will respond well to a hard pruning in Spring to get new fresh growth. Clumps may be divided in spring or autumn. The flowers are also attractive to pollinating insects.

Herb Usage

Use as any other chive the leaves can be chopped and added into many dishes  such as risottos, omelettes and other egg dishes to add a delicate garlic/onion flavour. The leaves and flowers can be added to salads for flavour and visual interest.

Buy Siberian chives Online

Our Siberian chives are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Allium nutans (Siberian chives, Blue flowering garlic chives) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 50cm
Spread 75cm
Latin Name Allium nutans
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Salads
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Herb
  • 4
    A new one

    Posted by HIl on 7th May 2020

    I have not tried this variety of chive before..but it arrived and is a really healthy example of a plant.. I intend to plant it out and cannot wait to try the fragrant leaves chopped in many dishes.

  • 5
    Blue Flowering Garlic Chives

    Posted by Clare Nichols on 18th Apr 2020

    Arrived in excellent condition, well packaged and swiftly