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Allium schoenprasum

  • Chive is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • Chive is tolerant of many soils, preferring full sun and moisture.

A handy ingredient for French, Chinese and many other cuisines, with a delicate onion flavor. A swath of thin green leaves topped with edible pink-purple blossoms add texture to the herb garden landscape.

Interesting Notes:

Good companion plant for tomatoes and carrots to keep the pests at bay.

Height: 10-18 Inches

Spread: 12-18 Inches

USDA Zone: 4-9

Color: Lavender


  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Low, 5.2-5.6

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others

Great Companion Plants