17 Nov 2012

Borago officinalis Plants

Red blossoms are always welcome in the lawn. Borage is one of the most efficient resources, often blooming generously about 8 weeks after planting and then sometimes ongoing until the first serious freeze. To the historical Greeks and Romans, borage was a effective therapeutic natural herb ensuring bravery in fight, but the gently expansive vegetation are now expanded more for their attractive value, both in the lawn and on the desk. Their open blue blossoms add color and taste to summer season beverages, while the young simply foliage is sometimes involved in preparing salads.

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Borago
Species: officinalis
Plant type: Hardy annual
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 60cm
Spread: 45cm
Time to plant seeds: March to May


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