- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
Chives are a welcome addition to a kitchen and an outdoor space. The low-maintenance Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum features thick, tubular bright green foliage that adds height and texture to a garden, bed, or container. The foliage and purple flowers are edible, and this plant has a mild onion flavor. Chives can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. This hardy plant grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 9.
Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum Care
Plant chives in the spring in rich, well-drained soil. The soil should have a 6.0 to 7.0 pH. This plant thrives in full sun and generally requires very little care. The edible flowers are pretty and add color to a space. Remove the flowers so the plant will redirect energy into the foliage or prevent the plant from self-seeding.
Growing Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum
Chives can be harvested at any time for use in cooking. This plant will grow 12 to 18 inches tall, so it is a great option for containers or areas with limited space.
Growing Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum in Containers
Plant in a bed, garden, or a 10-inch pot. As a container plant, Chives require bright, direct sunlight and will need water when the top few inches of soil dry out.
Watering Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum
Chives have medium water needs. Completely saturate the soil around the plant once or twice a week, but allow the soil to dry out between watering.
Feeding Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum
Chives are not heavy feeders, but apply a 5-10-5 fertilizer to support abundant growth during the spring. The more the plant is harvested, the more it benefits from feeding.
Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 8 Inches|
|Spacing: 2 - 8 Inches|
|Habit: Clumping, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Brand: Sara's Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Staro Chives Allium Schoenoprasum|
|Scientific Name: ALLIUM SCHOENOPRASUM `STARO` CHIVES|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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