Chives
Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: schoenoprasum (skee-no-PRAY-zum) (Info)
Cultivar: Forescate

Category:

Bulbs

Herbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Chicago, Illinois

West Chicago, Illinois

Vancouver, Washington

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 10, 2011, anelson from Birchwood, WI (Zone 3b) wrote:

This plant is attractive, tasty, and almost no work - it's hard to imagine a better combination.

Positive

On Jan 4, 2009, lakeshoredrive from Chicago, IL wrote:

I love this PLANT! The flower is more pink than drab mauve like the regular chive species and it tolerates any soil and the leaves are a pleasing bluish green

Positive

On Feb 21, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

''Forescate'' is a decorative variety of chives with the same cylindrical, mildly onion-flavoured leaves and the added bonus of pink flowers which appear in summer. An excellent herb for edging or containers.