How to Grow Allium Schoenoprasum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Chives


Allium schoenoprasum o cebollino photograph by Manuel.

Allium schoenoprasum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Allium schoenoprasum
  • Common Name: Chives
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Indoor Plant, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through early summer
  • Flower Details: Pink
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Irregular or sprawling, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Loamy, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed, or division at any time
  • How to Prune: Cut back after flowering or merely remove dead flower heads
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Mainly trouble free, Onion white rot and downy mildew

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Drought, Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, En masse , Rock garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Edible, Fragrant foliage, Invasive, Naturalizing, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Fragrant flowers
  • Genus Detail: Allium
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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