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Borago officinalis (Borage)

A classic blue-flowered borage. Brilliant for pollinators and an excellent edible flower.
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60 seeds

5 seedlings (510946-5)

10 seedlings (510946-10)

3 x 9cm pots (510946-3)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
April - November, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
officinalis
Common name
Blue Borage
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in spring, cover lightly. Keep moist and warm. Pot on into individual modules or pots to grow on in a light, frost-free place. Harden off before planting out in late spring. Very successful from direct sowings April-July.

Description

The classic blue flower to decorate Pimms, summer drinks (freeze it in ice cubes) and puddings. Brilliant for pollinators and an excellent edible flower. wilt the leaves for a sauce for pasta and stuffing for ravioli.

Care Tips

Should be potted on and planted out when the frosts are over. It's a lovely plant that prolifically Self-sows so you won't need to sow again.