Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum)
Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum) is a bulbous (or similar) plant that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum).
This plant has several common names including: Chinese chives, garlic chives, oriental garlic or fragrant-flowered garlic.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 1 year to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Chinese chives, garlic chives, oriental garlic, fragrant-flowered garlic
Scientific name: Allium tuberosum
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators
Bulbous plants are found all over the world in habitats as diverse as woods, meadows, riverbanks, rocky hills and mountains.
There are bulbs suitable for all types of garden design.
Most have their own limited flowering season, but with careful planning it is possible to combine this period of interest with the other plants in the garden.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum) is a plant that grows in loam conditions. It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Allium tuberosum likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum) should be grown in full sun places.