A hardy perennial from the Allium family, Chives are the earliest herb to appear in the spring. The seed germinates in two to three weeks in moist soil with warm, dark conditions indoors but is just as happy being direct-sown into the garden once the threat of frost has passed. Prolific and easy to grow, Chives are also perfect in terrace pots. We like to use them fresh all summer long, taking care to discard any of the flowering stems that become woody after the flower dies. Deer resistant. Perennial. Hardiness zones: 4-8. Height: 12" to 18". Average seed life: 1 year.