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Common borage in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Borago officinalis

 

Common borage

A large, multi stemmed plant with the oval leaves, that are hairy, often laying on the soil. The flower clusters are a bright blue of triangle petals and are borne on branched stems.

 
plant Features
  • Common borage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Common borage likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Common borage is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Common borage likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Common borage

Latin name

Borago officinalis

type

Herb

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common borage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Common borage is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Common borage likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Common borage likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common borage is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Borago officinalis

A large, multi stemmed plant with the oval leaves, that are hairy, often laying on the soil. The flower clusters are a bright blue of triangle petals and are borne on branched stems.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Has upright stems carrying clusters of bright blue star shaped flowers in summer.

 

Planting Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants in late Spring.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Seed can be sown under glass in early spring for planting out later

 
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