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Garlic chives

Allium tuberosum

Garlic chives

Garlic chives add a mild zing to soups, meats, and other dishes. The herb tastes a bit more like garlic than chives or onions, making it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. It's also ideal for the garden; the upright, grassy foliage looks great tucked in with other perennials or in container gardens. Grow this tough perennial in a sunny spot and you'll be able to enjoy the tasty leaves all season long. You can also cook with the clusters of white flowers that appear in late summer or fall.

This plant can self-sow vigorously in the garden, so cut off all the flower stalks as they fade.

Plant Type:
Plant Height:
To 2 feet tall
Plant Width:
To 2 feet wide
Bloom Time:
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Harvest Tips
Use garlic chives just as you would traditional chives. Harvest the leaves with scissors or kitchen shears, cutting down to the soil line. Fresh garlic chives have the strongest flavor, but you can preserve them by chopping them up to dry. If you wish to use the flowers, crumble them and add them to egg dishes or soups. Store the leaves in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.