Gren chive plants with brilliant purple pompom flowers

Chives Seedlings


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Chives are a pungent herb with a mild onion-like flavour and long thin foliage.  This herb is a 'cut and come again' green that you can harvest just a few stalks at a time.

Urban Bounty sells two types of Chive seedlings, in 9.5cm pots:

  • Classic Chives
  • Garlic Chives

What are Chives?

Chives are perfect for a pot, a courtyard or apartment garden, and their gorgeous upright green leaves and purple blossoms look picture perfect in Mediterranean, cottage and elegant garden settings. 

Culinary Uses for Chives

Chives are a versatile herb and are a delicious addition in lots of European, Mediterranean and north Asian recipes.  Try them chopped up in an omelette, sprinkled over a baked potato or on top of a seafood chowder. 

Growing Conditions - Chives


Chives can be planted in your herb garden any time from spring through to autumn.  Carrots, mint, marigolds and tomatoes are good companion planting choices.

Chives are easy-care plants that prefer a mildly acidic but free draining soil. They grow best in part shade and when watered frequently (soil should be moist not soggy).  

What type of climate do Chives prefer?

Chives can be planted any time from spring through to autumn. They are somewhat cold and frost-tolerant.  This means they will tolerate the odd cold spell or light frost, but they won't survive hardy frosts, bitter temperatures or snow.  If you live in a colder part of New Zealand, you could grow Chives inside over winter.



      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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