A picture of a Borage

Borage

Echium webbii

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Borage Overview

The genus has about 40 species of annual and evergreen perennial shrubs which are native to the Mediterranean. They are grown for their spectacular, bright blue or pink flowers which will bloom in late spring and summer. The hairy leaves will grow in basal rosettes on the flower stalks.

Common problems with Borage

How to propagate Borage

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Borage

Grown for their flowers.