evergreen chives?

Dave Poole daverpoole@hotmail.com
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:42:41 PST
I think the degree of 'evergreen-ness' is very much dependent upon local climate.  In Kent (UK) it may stay evergreen and stop growing, but here in Devon (UK) it stays evergreen and continues growing.  When I grew Chives unprotected further north, they defoliated after several very hard frosts and remained dormant until spring.  The trick was to grow them under cloches as previously suggested or even pot up clumps and keep then in a frost-free greenhouse.  

Dave Poole
Torquay, Devon, UK
Zone 9b (winter) Nothing like that in summer!

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