You might like...
Borage has a long and interesting history in English gardens. It's mentioned within Shakespeare's plays as a herb 'for courage' and even today it is still brewed into tea which is said to alleviate a wide range of ailments. Its rough, hairy leaves are edible and have a light, cucumber-like taste. The white flowers are also edible and add an unusual touch to summer salads! It grows easily in all soils, although the plant does prefer lighter, more acidic soils. As with many herbs, it can be slightly invasive if left unchecked, so cut the plant back fairly hard after flowering.
Plant type: Native perennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Light green
Feature: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Dry, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to prune: August to September
Flowering period: June to October
Be the first reader to review the Borago officinalis 'Alba' Borage!
Add your own review
Please register or login to add a review