Although mainly grown for their leaves, chives also produce pinky-purple flowers which attract butterflies and bees. Because chives are compact, they are ideal for edging paths and borders, as well as growing in mixed borders, vegetable gardens, herb gardens and in containers.
Chives will grow perfectly well in a position in full sun or in partial shade. They grow best in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist by watering regularly during prolonged dry periods in summer. Feed with a general granular plant food each spring.
When chives die back in late autumn, clear away all dead leaves and any other debris.