How to grow Borage plant

Borage plant growing herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Borago also known as Borago officinalis or starflower, Borage plant annual plant also used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Leaves edible color green in oval shape to full mature leaf have like hair on it

Borage flowers

Flower edible in the color blue, pink or blue-purple in star shape with 5 petals attract pollinators

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How to grow Borage plant growing and care:

Well drain soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be little

Planting season:
Spring or autumn in hardness zone 10b

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Recommend to prune for use

Size of the plant?
40-90 cm, 16-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Blue, pink or blue-purple flowers in star shape with 5 petals attract pollinators

Pollination is done by:
Bees +

Uses of Borage plant flower:
Salad, cooked, beverage

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to rim young and tender without the stems

Information about leaves:
Green leaves in oval shape to full mature leaf have like hair on it

Uses of Borage plant leaves:
Salad, cooked, beverage, medical

Scientific name:

Borago officinalis

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