Borago officinalis

Borage, Cool-tankard, Tailwort

Family: Boraginaceae Borage

Type Annual
USDA Hardiness range n/a
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Blue
Bloom time Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, foundation, massing
Height 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Spread 12" to 18" / 30cm to 45cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green, silvery
Fruit color Black, brown
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Irregular or sprawling
Attributes and features Fragrant foliage, naturalizing