Chives have been added to foods for nearly 5,000 years. Native to Asia, they were probably first used by the Chinese. Colonists brought chives with them to America.
Chives are bulb plants, although the bulbs are so tiny that you might not realize that's what they are. Chives produce beautiful, globelike pink and lavender blossoms. A perennial, they grow to about 18 inches high and thrive in zones 3 to 9.
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