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Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

Garlic chives really do deserve an exalted place in our gardens. These perennials will stick around with you for years, where you can snip the flat leaves to flavor your recipes. Or, just let them accent flowering perennials with their foliage.

In fall, garlic chive flowers bring on the bees, butterflies, and tiny pollinators! You can eat the flowers, too, or dry for cut flower arrangements.

As with most bulbs, well-drained soil is best, but garlic chives can take clay soils. Adding compost or other well-decomposed organic matter is also good.

Plant in part shade to sun, though not blasting sun all day. They are happy with just morning or afternoon sun for a few hours.

They tolerate drought and freeze just fine.

Divide in fall or spring to spread around or share with friends.

Deer resistant.

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