Chives Herb plants, Allium schoenoprasum
Starter plant also known as a plug plant.

Chives Herb plug plants, Allium schoenoprasum

  • Easy to grow herb
  • Both leaves and flowers are edible
  • Perennial herb plant

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Pot and plant size guide


When you are shopping on line it can be hard to know what size the plants are and what you are getting. This size guide is to help you know what you are getting.


Starter/Plug Plants
Starter plants (often known as plug plants) are cost effective way of buying plants. All of our plants are grwon in a 4.5cm by 5cm plug. This is bigger than most nurseries but we prefer to have a more established plant. The plants are well rooted and ready to be planted up either into a pot or (if the time of year is right) straight into the garden.
6cm Potted Plants
This is the perfect size for chilli and pepper plants in the early part of the year. In the early months of their life chillies can be a bit delicate. That is why we prefer to send them to you in a small pot. It reduces stress on the plant and helps keep the roots both protected and a little warmer.
9cm Potted Plants
9cm pots are the one of the most cost effective ways of buying plants. All of our 9cm plants have been growing for a long enough period of time to make sure you get a well rooted established plant. This size is perfect for planting out (when the weather permist) and means you get a established garden quicker.
1 litre Jumbo Potted Plants
These are big pots. Around 13cm in diameter and around the same depth. This takes a lot of the growing time away from you giving you are far bigger plant. This pot size is often ready from mid to late April onwards.
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Chives Herb plants, Allium schoenoprasum
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Plant Description

Chives Herb plant Allium schoenoprasum

Chives have become a very popular addition to all sorts of meals and make a good milder substitute for onions. The long, very slender leaves can be cut from the plant as much as you like even right down to the ground and the plant will happily continue to grow. Chives are actually a bulb and will come back year after year even in the coldest parts of the UK. A word of caution however. Once Chives flower, very often they will set seed all over your garden. I wouldn't say they're invasive but you may find yourself weeding the odd one out from time to time. The plant itself will grow to around 40cm in height and come early Summer will burst into lovely pink/purple flowers at the tip of each leaf. There's good news with the flowers too as they're also edible and fetch a pretty penny when added to a very posh salad. One area that Chives are often overlooked is for its ornamental qualities. The flowers really are stunning and the thin, long upright leaves offer a change of texture in a border. To sum up Chives plants taste great! If that's not a good reason to grow them I'm not sure what is. But when you add to this how pretty the plant is it really is a winner.

Some info about this plant and some of the conditions it's happy to grow in.


Plant/pot size: Starter plants

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Height: 20 to 40cm