Snowcap chives are a semi-dwarf variety that produces white spherical blooms and gray-green foliage, both of which are edible. This compact plant holds up well under heat and humidity and is drought-tolerant once it’s established. If you don’t want it to reseed, be sure to deadhead the flowers before they go to seed; better yet, use them in a salad or a flower arrangement.
- full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade
- 6.0 to 7.0
- 4 to 8
- thin to 24 inches apart
- space rows 36 inches
- 1 inch per week or less
- prefers well-drained soil
- no serious insect or disease problems
- root rot may occur in poorly-drained soil
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