Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) HBb/BB
Enjoyed for their mild onion flavour for centuries, chives are still one of the most popular culinary herbs. Purple globular flowers in summer and leaves green and cylindrical. Ht 12in. Apart from being a culinary herb, it also makes an excellent edging plant. Chives are not too fussy but are best in a moist, sunny spot.