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Borago officinalis - Plant

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Borage, 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.

Common name: borage
Color: Blue
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
The borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet or more. It is native to the Middle East and has an ancient history in war as an enhancement for bravery and courage.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 60˚C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • It is a rough, sprawling annual that grows to 1-3’ tall.
  • It features showy, open racemes of drooping, star-shaped, bright blue flowers in summer atop branched stems clad with wrinkled, edible, dull gray-green leaves (to 6” long) having the taste and fragrance of cucumber.
  • Stems and leaves are covered with bristly hairs.


Special Feature:
Best grown in herb or wild gardens. Leaves may be used in cold drinks, salads or as cooked greens. Flowers serve as attractive garnishes.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems. Powdery mildew may occur.

Reference:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
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