Allium schoenprasum L.

Wild Chives, Giant Garlic

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Allium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 12 to 18"

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Easy to grow from seed. Will self-seed and may need dividing after 3 growing seasons. Light purple flowers in summer. Rabbit and deer resistant. Also disliked by Japanese Beetles - plant near roses.



Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 301 in 1753.

Native to temperate Asia, Pakistan, Europe, Canada and the northern US.


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