BORAGO officinalis 'Alba'

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BORAGO officinalis 'Alba'

White Flowering Borage

Select Item No. BA051

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Mediterranean, temperate zones: waste grounds, fallows.
Special Features: Numerous, pure white flowers with five petals. Borage is easy and fast to grow. Leaves and flowers are edible, a well known herb for salad, cold beverages and tea. Bees and other pollinators are attracted by the flowers. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant/ for xeriscaping/ water-wise design. Heat tolerant. Suitable for pot and planter. Easy to grow. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings.
Historical: Herb, traditional honey plant, since medieval times used as garden plant in central and northern europe.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z7 - Z11
Foliage: lanceolate to ovate, setose, dark green
Growth Habit: richly branched
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 18.51852 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
54
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
50 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
spring - summer
Sowing Time Hint: sow in pots; frost free direct
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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