The first plant to begin growing in the early Spring. Flavor is of mild, sweet onion. All parts of the plant are edible- the tiny bulbs, the green leaves and the beautiful purple flowers. We sprinkle chopped up chives on so many dishes- meat, potato, egg, salad, dips, sauces, stir-fries, etc. One of the easiest plants to grow. Prefers full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.