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

Allium schoenoprasum 'Snowcap' is a white-flowered selection of chives making it a distinctive option for an ornamental edible for the herb garden or the perennial border where it will also help deter garden pests. Tear up the flower heads for a white garnish for salads. 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 ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
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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