Allium schoenoprasumCommon Name: 'Chives'
A useful perennial, culinary herb, which is also a good ornamental plant with round heads of light purple flowers above linear leaves. May-Aug. H30cm S30cm.
Easy to grow in sun or partial shade and a fertile well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage. Widely used in soups, salads and stews. It makes a good path edging.