This popular and commonly used cooking herb requires little presentation. Chives are grown for their tubular, tender leaves, whose distinctive, delicate onion-like flavour makes chives an iconic garnishing ingredient in various meals, including French omelette and Swedish herring. As an essential component of the French fine herbs blend, it cannot be overlooked by chefs and foodies. Chive is also a popular ornamental garden plant because of its gorgeous pink-lilac blossoms (which are also edible). The fine-leaved variety, which is thinner and smaller than regular chives, is an ideal variety for a kitchen window sill planting or patio container garden.