top of page

Chives are a hardy, clump-forming perennial that is delicious as well as ornamental. Fluffy purple flowers bloom early in the season providing food for bees and butterflies. Both greens and flowers are edible. Packet contains ~ 250 seeds.


  • Perennial hardy to zone 3
  • ~90 days to maturity
  • harvest lightly in first year
  • blooms in early summer starting in second year

Chives Seeds

  • Start chives seeds indoors 8-10 weeks prior to your last frost date.

    Press seeds into soil and cover lightly. Keep moist until germination in ~7-14 days.

    Transplant after your last frost date into a sunny location, with plants 6 inches (15 cm) apart.

  • Allium schoenoprasum

    Also known as spring onion, Japanese scallion, long green onion

bottom of page