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Borage 'Blue'

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Borago officinalis 'Blue' Seeds

Blue Blorage is an early flowering hardy annual with beautiful clear blue star shaped flowers. Borage seeds are large and are very easy to sow and grow. They prefer dappled shade. Borage is good in the garden grown with Cerinthe and Salvia viridis for pollinating insects. Butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects love Borage! What's more Borage flowers are edible and can be frozen in ice cubes to add to Pimms and other refrehing summer drinks.


GenusBorago officinalis
VarietyBlue
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread60/90cm x 45cm (2-3 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Sow indoors in March/April. Sow direct from May-July for flowers this year then August/September for early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 45cm / 18 inches between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in a partly shaded position.
Flower ProductionTakes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing then flowers for 2 - 3 months. Sow in succession for flowers from May to November.
PickingPick Borage flowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them
in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsBorage is one of the best early blue flowers you can grow. Looks great in the garden with other blues such as Salvia viridis and Cerinthe major. Lovely with Feverfew (tanacetum parthenium) and bright orange and yellow early flowering Calendula officinalis will add a punch to your display.


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