Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum

Growing Zones 3-10
  • Height: 18-24″
  • Width: 12″
  • Spacing:  8-10″
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average



Also known as Chinese chives, garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), can be used the way you use regular chives. They are distinguishable from chives by their flat, broader leaves and fragrant white flowers. To harvest foliage, cut back the greens 2″ above ground level once the outer spears of the Chives have reached at least 6″ tall. Harvesting will keep the new, tender foliage available to continue growth. Harvest flowers when in full bloom, but before the bud has opened. The Chive’s flowers can be dried and eaten. Divide the plants every 3 to 4 years in the spring for the best results.   Plant your garlic chives among carrots, grapes, roses and tomatoes. They will supposedly deter pests such as Japanese beetles, black spot on roses, scab on apples, and mildew on cucurbits.Container Plant, Easy Care, Eco-Friendly, Low Maintenance