Chives "Onion" - Live Plant


Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

4in pot size

Chives are perennial herbs that belong to the onion family. They grow in clumps and produce thin, tubular leaves that are dark green and hollow. In late spring or early summer, they produce small, round, pink to purple flowers. Chives are versatile in the kitchen, adding a mild onion flavor to various dishes.

Plant chives in well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Space the plants about 6 to 8 inches apart.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Chives prefer regular watering, especially during dry periods. They can tolerate short periods of drought once established.

Chives thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Give afternoon shade in warmer climates. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day for optimal growth.

Chives are not heavy feeders, but adding a balanced fertilizer wound really help them. Organic compost can also enhance soil fertility.

Harvesting of chives should br regular to encourage new growth. Cut the leaves close to the base. Pinch back the flowers to promote leaf production, unless flowers are desired.

Chives are hardy in USDA zones 3-9. They can tolerate cold temperatures and will die back in winter, regrowing in spring.

Pest and Disease Control:
Chives are usually resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for aphids or onion thrips. Treat pest if needed.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-7 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

Arrived safe and sound chives are in the ground and producing super happy, happy wife.

I've ordered from this shop before never disappointed! Also packaged very well.

I didn't realize these were mosquito repellent plants...they are small and delicate. I'm looking forward to using them in an arrangement for my patio...

Fast shipping. Was packaged well. Chive plant was very healthy, exactly as described.

the chives look good. good overall transaction...

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