Position

Sun exposure:
Full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front

Soil

Succeeds on poor soil:
Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Garlic chives or Chinese chives, Allium tuberosum, are a close relative of ordinary chives, and are just as easily grown by the same cultivation methods. But the normal mild onion flavour is replaced by a pleasantly sweet garlic flavour, especially when the leaves are young, and regular harvest will ensure this.

Allium tuberosum is especially useful when garlic bulbs are unavailable, and may be kept going in pots over winter indoors to prolong supplies.

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sowyesyes
Plantyesyesyesyesyes
Flowersyesyes
Divideyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Collect seedsyesyes
Harvestyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

Allium and wildlife

Allium is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Allium poisonous?

Allium can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is known to attract Horses
Horses
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
Plants that go well with Allium tuberosum