Chives pair well with fish dishes. Season your fish with a sprinkling of chives or marinate before cooking in a mixture of chives and olive oil. So tasty and healthy! Chives are small perennial herbs growing in clumps, probably originated from Siberian highlands. The herb grows best in full sun and a welldrained soil. Plants can be grown from seed or divisions of 2 to 3 bulbs. Fullygrown plant reaches about 812 inches in height.