Much loved for its fresh, delicate onion flavour
Easy to grow, this perennial, which is part of the onion family, is an essential addition to the herb garden. Attractive to bees and butterflies, their edible leaves make an irresistible garnish for potatoes, salads and soups.
Not only are chives ideal for pots and containers, they make great edging for paths and borders. Interestingly, chives are terrific at deterring pests such as carrot root fly.