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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Versatile, perennial herb

Ideal for adding to salads and sandwiches or sprinkling over cooked dishes

Grow a pot outside the back door!

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No herb garden should be without the humble chive! With aromatic, onion scented foliage the leaves make a superb garnish for salads and sandwiches or sprinkled over hot, buttery, new potatoes. The pretty mauve flowers are edible too – perfect for adding some glamour to your dishes to impress your guests at dinner parties.

These hardy perennials are easy to grow, returning year after year. Plant them in the kitchen garden, at the front of perennial borders, or in pots and window boxes just outside your back door. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 30cm (12").

Height Up to 40cm (16in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KC9215)
3 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (KC9216)

Pot up Chive plants and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions. When all risk of frost is passed and the soil is warm, harden off and plant out in their final positions. Grow Chives in full sun on any well drained soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil to improve its structure and fertility prior to planting. When growing herbs, ensure that they are planted within easy reach of the kitchen.
Once established, chives require little aftercare. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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