HerbDoc is growing an interesting chive:
Here’s a newly developed chive, developed by Cook’s Garden and only available by plants two years ago. Allium tuberosum ‘Cha-Cha’ is grown exactly like the purple headed variety. It’s extremely cold hardy and loves the sun. Because I was unsure if it would cross pollinate with the chive and garlic chive stands in my herb garden, I chose to plant them in a pot on the deck.
They have survived two cold winters in that pot, and this year a bunch of seedlings sprouted with them. It will be interesting to see if they mimic their parents at maturity since I noticed Burpee was offering the seeds for sale in the 2015 spring catalog.
‘Cha-Cha’ has an outstanding false inflorescence filled with mini green chive leaves. The entire plant is edible with a mild onion flavor. Try the “mini chives” in salads or as a garnish on other summer dishes. They can also add a touch of whimsy to flower arrangements when left on their stems.
Editor’s note: This is a very cool-looking plant.