The most common kind of chives are Onion Chives (Allium schoenoprasum). They should not miss in any garden.
Their tiny, hollow, tubular leaves have onion flavor. This flavor is easily destroyed by cooking. So, to prevent the loss of flavor, sprinkle finely chopped fresh chives on top of the food just before serving.
Chives is a perennial herb and looks great in borders.
Chives' flowers are edible and used as garnishes.
To promote the growth of new leaves, pinch off the flower stalks.
Onion chives grow from seeds slowly.
Cutting them back frequently promotes growth.
Established plants can be divided every third year.