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Garlic Chives

Allium tuberosum

Garlic chives is resilient to heat and dryness, and its grass-like foliage and pale, rounded umbels of Summer flowers make it an attractive addition to the landscape.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Allium tuberosum

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Allium tuberosum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Allium tuberosum
Common Name: garlic chives
Family: Liliaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders
Plant Form: upright, curved
Foliage: dense vegetative clump of long, round, grass-like, hollow leaves

fine-textured foliage
Flower: flowers are pale purple or white round-headed umbels
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: light shade
Water: low water requirement
Soil: well-drained
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 10
Maintenance: deadhead after blooms to prevent self-seeding

self sowing habit can make it invasive

propagation by division or seed

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