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Borago officinalis - Plant

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Description

The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name borage
Maximum Reachable Height 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour Blue
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

It is a rough, sprawling annual that grows to 1-3 feet 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 6inch long) having the taste and fragrance of cucumber. Stems and leaves are covered with bristly hai

Borago officinalis 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.
Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed. Borage is used as either a fresh vegetable or a dried herb. As a fresh vegetable, borage, with a cucumberlike taste, is often used in salads or as a garnish.The flower has a sweet honey like taste and is often used to decorate desserts and cocktails

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Dry to medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 60?C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Borago officinalis 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.

Borago officinalis uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area