Chives are simply beautiful as they are tasty. As the plant matures in an almost bush pattern, little purple tassels will start to attract your eyes as well as pollinators. This is a bee-safe, blossoming perennial that will attract butterflies as well as hummingbirds. Chives The flowers bloom fairly early in the season. The cylindrical, hollow leaves are incredibly sweet and have a mild flavor of onion. This is a must have for any herb gardener.