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Borago officinalis | Borage

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Synonym Names:

Family: Boraginaceae

Location:

This annual herb will grow up to 3' tall and 2' wide with purple to blue blooms, fuzzy stems, and green leaves with textured edges. Also known as a starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has naturalized in many other locales. It grows satisfactorily in gardens in temperate climates, remaining in the garden from year to year by self-seeding. The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose in some parts of Europe. The plant is also commercially cultivated for borage seed oil extracted from its seeds.  Information by: GardenSoft

Anatomy

Plant Type

Annual, Herb

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

Flower Color

Blue

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Light Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Poor

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

n/a

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch

Accenting Features

Fragrance

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation

Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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