Allium schoenoprasum is commonly known by the name Chives. It is a low-growing onion-like plant from the Amaryllidaceae family. It grows from a bulb and will come back year after year. Chives are low-maintenance, high-yielding, versatile and easy to grow. Clumps of well-established plants can be divided every 2-3 years. It produces long slender grass-like foliage and decorative, bell-shaped purple flowers. The green stems are hollow and tubular, with a pungent onion-like smell. The pretty flowers are also edible and make attractive edging and flower arrangements. They make good container plants, provided they receive enough sun. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!