Allium schoenoprasum

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 12-18″
  • Width: 3-4″
  • Spacing:  8-10″
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average



Easy to grow, onion chives pack a lot of flavor for their compact size. The plants form neat grass-like clumps of tubular leaves that contribute an onion flavor to salads, creamy soups, potatoes, egg dishes, and others. A wonderful addition to an herb garden. Great for containers, and also makes a neat border. Enjoy the light purple blooms in the spring–they are edible, too. Frost tolerant.