Geisha Garlic Chives Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #52501-PK-P1


Award-winning flavor and charm

Days to Maturity: 75 from direct sow

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2015

An absolute must-have for the well-dressed herb garden or container display, Geisha is an elegant garlic chive with long, slender stems that are wider and flatter than others. And the flavor is "more refined," according to the All-America Selections judges, who awarded Geisha top honors in 2015. Although highly aromatic and robustly flavored, it has a delicate, gourmet taste that isn?t too garlicky.

Chives go well with almost any savory dish, and the flowers can even be used as edible garnish. Cut the stems at the base or just snip the bit you need from the top. It grows back quickly and keeps the plant looking fresh and trimmed all season.

A member of the Allium family, Geisha grows easily in full sun. The plant reaches 12 to 15 inches high and spreads about 8 to 10 inches wide. It grows well in containers and makes perfect edging for borders and beds because it keeps pests away from the more delicate flowering plants within. Its beauty can stand alone or hold its own in large plantings. It buds and blooms quite late (extending your season), but you'll scarcely miss the chives when you see the butterflies flocking to the pure white flowers.

Since Geisha is a perennial, the seed you start in early spring or summer will produce plants for many years to come. To direct sow, place several seeds together in the planting hole. The slender green shoots will appear within a few weeks. Don't forget to plant a few around your roses—garlic chives are a rose's best friend for keeping pests at bay.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Allium
Species tuberosum
Variety Geisha
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Summer
Days to Maturity 75
Fruit Color Green
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 12 in - 15 in
Plant Width 8 in - 10 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Herbs, Pest Fighter, Season Extenders, Award Winner
Bloom Color Light Lavender, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Outdoor, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 09, 2018

Grows readily, very hardy, very tasty

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I'm on my second year with these plants that I had started from seed. They've done will in full sun, and regular watering. The scapes and leaves are delicious, and just as Parks has described them here. I am however disappointed that the bulbs of these plants are not larger. I will grow for a third year, with some more spacing to see if maybe I can get cloves out of them. Otherwise, great value for any chef.

sj.gagli from PA

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