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Allium tuberosum (Chinese chives, Garlic chives)

Allium tuberosum Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Allium tuberosum AL-ee-um too-ber-OH-sum Common Name: Chinese chives, Garlic chives Genus: Allium
This plant produces fast-growing, edible, pungent, onion-like leaves. Small, white flowers appear in late summer.
Noteworthy characteristics: Cutting leaves any time during the growing season will not harm the plant.
Care: Grow in full sun to part shade and average, well-drained soil. Divide regularly to maintain vigor.
Propagation: Sow seed in situ or divide plant in spring.
Problems: Aphids, powdery mildew, rust.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Bloom Time Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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