Borago officinalis 'Bianca'
Borage 'Bianca' (White)
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Annual, Hardy
Flowering period Summer - Autumn
Height
Light preference Sun
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, 0.5in/10mm
Like the common blue borage, this white variant is edible. The flowers, which have a flavour reminiscent of cucumber, can be added to summer drinks or as a garnish on salads and other cold dishes. The leaves can also be added, wilted, to Mediterranean recipes such as pasta sauces and to ravioli stuffing. Borage is very attractive to pollinating insects. NOTE: Young plants, when offered, are spares from direct sowings from the previous year's collected seeds. Although they should breed true, there is the chance of an occasional blue plant.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow under galss in spring, 10mm deep, moving young plants on into individual pots or modules and planting out after all danger of frost has passed, in a sunny position. Alternatively, sow direct in April or May, thinning to 9-12 inches apart.
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