Garlic chives - Allium tuberosum

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Garlic Chives

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The flat strappy leaves of this perennial herbs add a delicate garlic flavour to stir fries, salads and other savoury dishes. They can be used in place of garlic where a less spicy and more delicate flavour is desired. The attractive white flowers are also edible and if left to mature to seed, the seeds can be sprouted for a peppery and healthy addition to the salad bowl. Garlic chives are the perfect border plant for the kitchen garden, they will thrive will very little attention, in a sunny well drained position.


Specifications of Garlic Chives

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Garlic Chives Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Anand Rathod
★★★★ 4y ago


Very nice spice in curry, I have harvested my plant and got some garlic.. not bad for begginer... 

★★★★★ 4y ago

PIALBA, QLD, Australia

Because Potato.

Tree Lea
★★★★★ 4y ago


LOVE the taste .... awesome in scrambled eggs.

Ross McKenzie
★★★★ 8y ago


Garlic has survived our frosty winters and heavy soil. it stores well and produces reliably

★★★★★ 9y ago

Cooroy, Qld, Australia

Great in cooking, and salads and a good strong, hardy clumper for planting out in the garden. 

★★★★★ 10y ago

Doncaster, Vic, Australia

It comes up every year and adds nice flavoutrs to many dishes

★★★★ 10y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Easy to grow herb

★★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

These are a nice tough herb. Cut and come again. And good repellant of pests and possums too.

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