Borage

Borago officinalis

Average Seeds per Packet
30
Packet Price
£2.99
Information

Hardy Naturalised Annual, usually of Arable land or wasteland; with large, white centred bright blue flowers in branching clusters above rich green foliage in May to September.

Height x Spread:

18 in (45 cm) x 12 in (30 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Attractive to most insects, a food plant of the Crimson Speckled moth caterpillar.

Other Interest:

Leaves are used to flavour drinks, and also used chopped in salads; flowers are added to salads as a garnish or candied as cake decorations. Also used herbally for fevers, bronchial infections, mouth and throat infections, and the seed oil used as an alternative to Evening Primrose oil for skin conditions.

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