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These seeds are cut-and-come-again garlic chives with white edible flowers that taste gently of garlic and are flat - not round - in their leaf profile.
Garlic chives grow and flower much later than ordinary chives (I'm still picking them in November), so have a succession of both varieties if you have room.
Butterflies and bees absolutely love garlic chives too and the round pompom flowers are covered right the way through summer into the middle of autumn. It is one of the best ever beneficial insect attractants.
- Perfect for bees, butterflies and pollinating insects
|Variety:||Garlic chives (Chinese chives, Allium tuberosum)|
|Type:||Hardy Perennial||Site:||In full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.||Sowing:||Sow direct from April-August, in a shallow drill or under cover from February-March.||Height:||40cm (15in)||Spacing:||Thin to (or plant out) 25-30cm apart.||Care tips:||The flowers of the garlic chives have a pretty smell, a little like old-fashioned roses, so will perfume the room - it grows well in window boxes in the kitchen.||Harvest:||April-November. Leaves 2-3 months from sowing, flowers from 4 months. Cut 5cm above the ground.||Cooking Notes:||The flowers are also edible, making a pretty salad garnish.|