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PlantFiles: Chives
Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'

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

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive anelson 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 lakeshoredrive 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 saya 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.

Regional...

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

San Jose, California
Chicago, Illinois
West Chicago, Illinois
Walnut Grove, Washington
Birchwood, Wisconsin



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