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Borago officinalis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
bor-AY-go oh-fish-ih-NAH-liss
Description

This plant needs a 12 inch space. For propagating, you can grow from seed: the plant is also self-sowing.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#full sun#blue#blue flowers#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#sun#full sun#blue#blue flowers#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Borago
    Species:
    officinalis
    Family:
    Boraginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Flowers, leaves (edible flower; leaves in salads, teas, and sandwiches)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Herb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees