Garlic chives are are of our favorite backdoor greens that work in just about every meal! They should be grown outside of everybody’s kitchen door, on their balcony, or anywhere you can easily snip a few to add to your dish. The flavor is just like the typical culinary chives but with a spicy garlic punch! The white flowers are particularly flavorful when they’re in season and add serious ornament and garlic flavor to dinner. Plants die down to the roots in late fall but appear very early in spring, at least here in the mild PNW.
Latin Name: Allium tuberosum
Site and Soil: Full sun and very well-drained soil. Drought tolerant evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy to -40° F.
Size at Maturity: 2′ in height by 2-3′ feet wide.
Bloom Time: late spring
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland.
USDA Zone: 3