Mild garlic-flavored flattened leaves. Beautiful white star-shaped flower clusters are a pleasant surprise in late August.
- Perennial in zones 4-8
- Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall
- Flattened leaves have a mild garlic flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Garlic chives can be used with savory soups and are used in China to make dumplings. They are commonly used in Korean cuisine and there is a specific form of kimchi made with these leaves, red chili pepper and fish sauce.
Try substituting garlic chives for regular chives in your recipes to add a subtle garlic flavor to the dish.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Chives are also easy to direct seed. Established plants can easily be divided in both spring and fall. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.
- Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 4-8” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade