Chives, Allium schoenoprasum, aslo known as Onion Chives. Chives are traditionally the greens are a culinary spice, being rich in vitamins. and minerals. Used in salads, with meats, and in sandwiches. May be cut often. Folk use in the European tradition to stimulate appetite and aid digestion. Used as a companion plant. Chives are native of Europe and Asia and are adaptable to most good garden soils. Prefers and open, sunny position. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial plant, growing to 0.25m x 0.25m. Pink to lavender flowers in late spring and autumn.