Diana, I assume that mean Allium schoenoprasum? Its vegetative period is here (in our méditerranean climate) from March till November For more information see growing cycle in the link: http://bulbargence.com/m_catalogue/article.php/… e=44&val= `Transplanting is generally done during the winter months. Kind greetings -- Lauw de Jager Bulb'Argence South of France (zone 9 (olive trees) emailto: email@example.com Site http://www.bulbargence.com/ Le 19/01/09 8:18, « Diane Whitehead » <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit : > I am planning projects for the summer and decided I really want to > grow some evergreen chives. I can pick all my herbs year round except > for basil, chives and mint. Of those, chives are the ones most > frequently used. > I checked the wiki chives page,which shows lots of pretty flowers, > but it doesn't mention whether any of them keep their leaves.