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Product Number: 516

Bianca Borage

4

Borago Officinalis

This lovely borage is more compact and sturdier than regular borage and also a bit later to flower. Eventually it will be covered with attractive white blooms. 50 seeds

 

PLANTING

Annual

Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temps reach 65 degrees.Sow a few seeds in each spot, 10-15"  apart. For a head start you can start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost using peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 12-15" apart. Self sows easily.

Light  Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Average to fertile, moist soil

Uses:  Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.

 

 

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09/13/2018
Jeremy

Definitely later

Grows slower than regular borage, but just as robust. I've never had a problem growing this species directly in the ground in zone 4. Really brings the bees in!

DM
01/24/2018
Diane M.
United States

What a great plant!

I had grown this from seed in a patio pot last year, what a phenomenal plant, gorgeous scent lovely flowers. This year I will be smarter and plant it in the ground, it ended up rootbound by the end of summer. Totally worth it to try again, now I know it doesn't like being fenced in.

PG
01/19/2018
Patricia G.
United States

Bianca Borage

I'm in zone 4-5 in SE Michigan. Start my own seeds in house at home. Have tried this 2 yrs now, found it hard to germinate, and it takes way longer to grow and flower than regular Borage. I'm going to try again, tho, but 3rd time's the charm. Blue borage is just so beautiful (and easy, in my garden!) that as much as I wanted to see (and taste) what the white one was about, not going to beat my head against the proverbial wall LOL :-)

PG
01/19/2018
Patricia G.
United States

Bianca Borage

I'm in zone 4-5 in SE Michigan. Start my own seeds in house at home. Have tried this 2 yrs now, found it hard to germinate, and it takes way longer to grow and flower than regular Borage. I'm going to try again, tho, but 3rd time's the charm. Blue borage is just so beautiful (and easy, in my garden!) that as much as I wanted to see (and taste) what the white one was about, not going to beat my head against the proverbial wall LOL :-)

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