Allium schoenpraesum (chives)

  • USDA Hardiness zone- 9-4
  • Requires full sun.
  • Flowers- This plant has light pink/purple flowers for several weeks in spring.chives
  • Winter appearance- This plant dies back in winter leaving a small bulb.
  • Description- This plant is not a sedum but it is drought tolerant and does well in greenroofs.  It can be grown from seeds or planted as plugs.  In the South it adds height interest to the landscape and provides lower plants with much needed shade from the harsh sun.
  • Size- 12” high and 6” diameter.
  • Recommendation- This plant is highly recommended for flowers and growth appearance.  The stalks can also be cut for culinary use.
  • Disease resistance- Good.