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Article: Ornamental Onions Part 2 - the Fall Planted/Spring Blooming Types: chives (blooming now)

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sghatdaves
Shelton, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5554286

Greetings, Todd. I was most interested in your article about flowering bulbs. For the second year in a row my chives (planted in my herb garden for kitchen use) have burst forth with great abandon with fragrant drifts of white flowers! Last fall I did not clip them back and lo, lots more chives this year. Now I have begun to worry about whether I will be overwhelmed with too many chives. Would you consider these lovely things "invasive?" I have enjoyed them, and would transplant the whole bunch to my woods if I did not worry that it would be a nuisance eventually. Any thoughts?

The chives greenery has grown quite robust, and is not the tender stuff I would use for cooking. Seems to have less taste, too.

Thanks for your great info. Susan (zone 6 -- South Jersey USA
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



September 15, 2008
3:13 PM

Post #5554352

Chives can self-seed with abandon..not sure if they would be necessarily 'invasive'..could they displace native vegetation? maybe, but I expect not.

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