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.
(P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone:3 – 9
Bloom Start to End:Late Summer
Days to Maturity:75
Seeds Per Pack:100
Plant Height:12 in – 15 in
Plant Width:8 in – 10 in
Additional Characteristics:Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Bloom First Year,?Butterfly Lovers,?Fragrance,?Herbs,?Cut-and-Come-Again,?Pest Fighter,?Season Extenders,?Award Winner
Bloom Color:White,?Light Lavender
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Harvest Season:Early Summer,?Late Summer,?Mid Summer,?Late Spring
Light Requirements:Full Sun,?Part Shade
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant,?Pest Resistant,?Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy