Edible spreading groundcover has a layman’s reputation for warding off scab on fruit when planted around the tree. Is thought to act as an aromatic pest confuser, emitting bitter aromas that deter critters from grazing in the garden.
Chives are good to eat from early spring to heavy frost. Add greens and starry purple blossoms to omelets for subtle savory onion flavor. Cut back after flowering for fresh re-growth.
Plant 12–18" apart in full to part sun. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3" clump)
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Plants may take a year or more to establish before they flower; roots often take several years to reach harvestable maturity.
Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.