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Borage officinalis - 9cm black pot

Borage officinalis - 9cm black pot

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Plant name: Borage officinalis 

Other names: Cool tankard, tailwort

Category: Annual

Plant family: Boraginaceae

Light preference: Full sun, partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, clay, loam, sand - well drained

Size:

  • 0.5-1.0 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 metres spread

Flowering period: June-Oct

Description: This is a large, branched annual with coarse, hairy stems. Above its dark green leaves sit small (2cm across) starry blue flowers which appear over a long period in summer. Grown for both it's decorative and culinary benefits, the bright flowers are sometimes used in summer drinks and the young leaves can be added to salads. Also a great pollinator friendly plant! 

Care: It's relatively easy to grow in either sun or partial shade if the soil is reasonably well drained. Can be left to self seed after flowering.