Attractive perennial with a mild garlic flavour. Clump forming with flat leaves and used for various ailments in Chinese medicine. The pretty white flowers smell faintly of roses and can be used in salads or cooked. Said to be a good companion plant for roses, preventing black spot and repelling aphids), carrots (making them larger and sweeter) beet, and apple trees (preventing black spot). However it should not be grown near legumes. Chives are also mineral accumulators - sodium and calcium. Drought tolerant. Height to 45cm. 9cm pot.