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Wild Chives

Scientific name

Allium schoenoprasum var. sibiricum


Wild Chives is a perennial wildflower species that grows up to 0.5 m in height. The leaves are thin, grass-like, tube shaped, dark green colored, and grow in dense clumps. The flowers are showy, globular, light purple to pink colored, appear on the tip of flowering stems, and bloom between April and May. Both the leaves and flowers are edible to humans, which are often used for culinary purposes. Chives are easily grown from seed.

Planting conditions

Wild Chives grow best in normal conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, fertile sandy or loam soil types. It is tolerant to drought and dry soil. It is also tolerant of mammal grazing because of the onion like fragrance. This wildflower can be naturally found in open meadows, roadside ditches, and along sunny upland shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 50 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm