Fresh Potted Herbs delivered first class from £4.95
Latin Name: Allium Tuberosum
Type: Hardy Perennial
Soil Type: Fertile, free draining.
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun /partial shade. Moist and well drained.
How tall does it grow? 30-40cm
How much space does it need? 25-30cm
When does it flower? Long flowering, summer
Top care tips: Remove flowers after flowing to promote fresh healthy growth.
"Today we are talking about “Allium tuberosum” which suddenly sounds a lot more interesting when we call this plant Garlic Chives. We’ve been waiting to feature this plant for quite a while as it is a variety of living flavour that we absolutely adore. You know THAT plant that you discover and think everyone else should be raving about it? Well for us THIS is that plant.
This a cut again herb that provides you with new, continuous and delicious flavour. The more you cut it the more that it produces flavour for you. What is that flavour? In Garlic Chives you still get the strong unmistakable flavour of onion, of traditional chives. But added to that is a subtle and useful hint of garlic. We find that this ‘hint’ grows that more that you cook with it. Sometimes we add Garlic Chives to stir fry dishes, at first you can barely smell them and then slowly your kitchen becomes filled with the deep and delicious smell of garlic. You can also add Garlic Chives to salads, soups or stews. This is a flavour that will compliment your cooking without overpowering the dish.
Where to grow Garlic Chives? You will plant this variety in either full sun or partial shade (getting at least a few hours of sunlight per day). They will definitely want to be nicely free drained - they don’t enjoy sitting in water. Garlic Chives will grow to a comfortable 40cm height and should be spaced around 30cm apart. They are a fully hardy perennial so you don’t need to worry about the British winter visiting your plants.
The flowers are another major bonus with the Garlic Chives. Unlike the pink flowers of ‘normal’ chives the Garlic Chives produce gorgeous white flowers that look like feathery wispy pop-pops. They are edible and tasty but more importantly the bees and other wildlife love them. They seem to be in flower for ages and the bees just keep coming back for more!
Garlic Chives: Vital Statistics
Easy to grow: 8/10
Speed of growth 7/10
Garlic Factor 8/10
Extent that it makes us want to cook cool things with Garlic 10/10"
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.