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Borago Genus

Borage

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Borago genus (Borage). This genus consists of climbing bushy annuals and perennials from Europe. They will bear alternate hairy leaves and cymes of blue flowers. For culinary use gather only the young leaves.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe.

Interest and use

Grown for culinary use as well as for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require a sunny position and fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds sown outdoors in the spring. Some species will self-seed prolifically and they may become a nuisance.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew may be a problem.

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