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Allium schoenoprasum (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.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Herb in 9cm Pot

A hardy flowering perennial, chives are reliable and attractive plants in their own right, notwithstanding their excellent attributes as a culinary herb. Chives are easy to grow and will tolerate almost any decent soil conditions. Dying back completely in the winter, chives are one of the earliest to brave the spring, and put on growth quickly and efficiently, thus allowing for an extended period of leaf production.

The deep green cylindrical leaves can create an excellent border or edging plant, and the purple globular flowers, held above the leaves, are a fabulous addition to the herb garden as a spectacle of colour. Chives grow well in most situations, and will flourish in pots, and can be cut down to within 3cm of the ground when harvesting. In autumn or spring, larger clumps can be split and replanted.

Herb Usage

Both the leaves and flowers of Chives make an excellent accompaniment to most food, and the leaves are especially complementary to eggs and cheese, lifting a simple omelette to new heights, while also serving as an excellent garnish. Salads and tomatoes are improved with the addition of chives, as they give a mild onion flavour.

Buy Chives Online

Our potted Chives herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 30cm
Spread 45cm
Latin Name Allium schoenoprasum
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
  • 5

    Posted by Annette Palmer on 1st May 2024

    Beautiful too look at

  • 5
    Great herbs

    Posted by jonathan taylor on 23rd Apr 2023

    Great quality plants, delivered with care.

  • 5
    I will happily buy from them again

    Posted by Jeremy Wood on 19th Aug 2020

    Sturdy healthy plant arrived promptly

  • 5
    Good service great plants

    Posted by Denise Rimmer on 16th Jun 2020

    Really good service, well informed plants in a great condition when they arrived, and still growing strong a week later

  • 5

    Posted by John Whiteman on 16th Jun 2020

    Good healthy plants, most impressed with the packaging.Will order again in the future.

  • 5
    Excellent value

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2019

    Good size

  • 5

    Posted by brendan byrne on 15th Oct 2018

    All the herb plants I ordered were delivered in perfect condition.Carefully packed

  • 5

    Posted by brendan byrne on 15th Oct 2018

    Speedy delivery.Received in perfect condition

  • 5
    Great herbs

    Posted by Alison Macdonald on 14th Dec 2015

    Hi I ordered a lot of herbs for Christmas presents. They arrived quickly, were well packaged and very healthy. Very pleased with them.