For the Love of Chives!

Chives are an outstanding choice for your local pollinators. They are effortless to grow from seed and make a beautiful border plant. Considering I have two favorites, I thought I would share both: Common Chives (Allium schoeonoprasum) and Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum).

Common Chives are another a super choice for any ! This edible, perennial herb adds late spring/early summer color to your landscape or . These chives also make a thick and tidy boarder choice. Common chives are hardy in USDA zones 4-8.
Height: 12”
Bloom Color: pinkish-purple
Bloom Time: spring
Light: full sun/part shade.

Garlic Chives are worth the long wait! When the summer flowers are fading, these beauties are just getting started. What a perfect way to extent your garden blooms for your local pollinators! Garlic chives are hardy in USDA zones 3-9.
Height: 18”
Bloom Color: white
Bloom Time: late sum-fall
Light: full sun/part shade.

*I sow both chive varieties outside, about 6 weeks before my average last frost date.

Our motto is simple… “Plant a flower, save a bee”! 💚 Roda

Note: We order both chive varieties from Botanical Interests

All photos belong to Indigo Acres Apiary

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