Chives Onions are a perennial herb that is a delightful addition to an explosion of culinary concoctions. Chives are known for their mild onion-garlic flavor. Most commonly used in potatoes and salads dishes, this deep green thinly stalked plant makes an attractive addition to your garden with its delightful globe shaped pastel purple blooms that make a fantastic plate garnish. For the best flavor, we recommend cutting your chives as tender "scapes" (hollow shoots/leaves). Chives are sun loving and make an excellent addition to small window sill herb gardens and patio containers. Redemption's selection of chives includes Chinese, Swiss and heirloom varieties.