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Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'
Common Name: Garden Chives Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate' is a large-flowered selection of chives with rose-purple flowers making it an excellent option for an ornamental edible for the herb garden or the perennial border where it will also help deter garden pests. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

Native Habitat:
Rocky areas, seashores, hilly meadows.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring - Summer
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness2-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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