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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

10 seedlings (510946-10)

3 x 9cm pots

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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
Size
60 seeds
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.