Chives Chinese Fragrant
Allium ramosum. Perennial. 15".
Savory leaves and tender stemmed flower buds have a flavor between garlic and chives. Also known as flowering leek "Tenderpole". Use raw or lightly cooked, edible flowers. Fragrant white umbels in June. Zone 6
Planting Directions: Sow seeds indoors in sterile seed starting medium, maintaining a soil temperature 60°-80°. Sow seed ¼” deep. Germination takes 10-14 days. Transplant 4” to 6” apart when plants are 4-6” high. Move to garden when soil temperature is 55°-70°. Sow seed outdoors in spring or fall. Water moderately, too much water will affect the vigor of the plants. Plant in full sun or partial shade. May also be planted in containers for indoor use during the winter. When harvesting chives, it is best to cut back to the base of the plant giving you a meaningful harvest and encouraging the plant to sprout new leaves.