A hardy perennial that grows in clumps of thin grass-like hollow leaves,
to 12-15inches tall.
The small mauve flowerheads that appear in early to mid Summer
make this an ideal edging plant.
It is also ideal for pots, tubs
and the herb garden.
The plant likes a bright location and a moist soil,
so noonday shade is helpful.
The leaves are used, most often chopped, in Salads, Cooked vegetables,
Soups and Egg dishes and is sometimes found incorporated in Cheese.
The flavour is onion-like -same family-,
and is well known.
This plant is, deservedly, widely grown and loved as it is delicious,
pretty, undemanding and small enough
to grace any herb planting.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant.
Half-hardy = likes winter protection.
Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only.
Biennial = lasts two seasons.
Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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