Borago officinalis

Easy to grow, borage is an attractive self-seeding annual with sky blue star shaped flowers, which are an excellent nectar source for bees. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Self-seeding annual
  • Culinary and medicinal uses
  • Attractive to bees
  • Edible flowers

Cultivated for centuries, borage was valued as an infusion to promote courage and as a herb to make a man merry. Certainly it has been added to both wines and beer over the centuries, but one of its folk names ‘bee bread’ gives a good indication of how popular the flowers are with bees and pollinators.

Plant Care

  • Height: 60-100cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • Flowering period: June - August



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