Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum)
Favorite of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Winterhardy perennial bulb
Height 25-60 cm
Width 30 cm
Spacing 20-25 cm
Flowering time august, september
Site sunny or shaded, average, medium moisture to moist soil.
Propagation dividing the clump, seeds
This clump-forming onion has chive-like, gray-green leaves up to 30 cm long and tiny, violet scented, star-shaped, white flowers with brown striped tepals will appear in loose clusters (umbels to 5 cm wide) atop leafless strong stems. All parts of the plant are edible and have an oniony smell when cut or crushed. It remains ornamental in the garden well into summer.
Good cut flower in fresh and dried arrangements.