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Borage Plant

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Borago officinalis

A beautiful blue flowering herb with a delicate cucumber flavour, perfect for adding to salads or Summer drinks.

  • Self pollinates.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Bees love it.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from approximately March 2019

1 or more £2.75GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

Sometimes known as the Starflower this really is a pretty plant that deserves a spot in every garden.

The leaves and stems have a delicate cucumber flavour making them perfect for chopping and adding to salads. Similarly the pretty purple-blue flowers are great for floating in summer drinks.

For that ultimate summer decadence freeze individual flowers into ice cubes – perfect in Pimms!

Makes an excellent companion plant when grown with pumpkins, squash, strawberries and tomatoes to encourage pollination.

Crushed fresh leaves can be used as a compress for tired and swollen legs – or used for insect bites, stings, bruising, swellings and sprains. Flowers and seeds are said to re-balance the hormonal system and lower blood pressure as well as alleviating anxiety and easing depression.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Thrives in a rich but well drained soil.
  • Likes a full sun position, the sunnier the position the greater the flavour!
  • Can grow quite leggy and messy so prune back to contain.
  • Hardy annual in habit, will self seed very easily so in following years ensure you remove unwanted seedlings before they take over!
  • Grows up to 31" (80 cm).
  • Roughly hairy stems and leaves with pretty blue flowers.
  • Flowers May-September.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Used in salads.
  • Leaves can flavour drinks.
  • Flowers can be added to drinks (particularly Pimms!)
  • Flowers can be candied.
  • Can be cooked like spinach and even used as a stuffing for ravioli.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Used in homeopathy for depression and nervous heat weakness.
  • The flowers help 'cheer you up'.
  • Can reduce fever and stimulate blood circulation.
  • The leaves can help to improve the functionality of your kidneys.
  • Helps dry coughs and sore or infected throats and mouths (including ulcers).
  • The leaves have anti-inflammatory properties (particularly irritated or inflamed eyes).
  • Can be used to treat insect bites, stings, bruises and swelling.
  • The flowers are high in essential fatty acids which can help regulate hormonal systems, reduce PMS and increase milk flow for breast feeding mothers.
  • The seed oil can be used for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eczema, Arthritis and hangovers!
  • Leaves can be used in a face pack to help dry skin.
  • Other Uses.
  • Great for helping with pollination as bees love Borage.
  • Flowers can be strung together to make a necklace!

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.Avoid if you suffer liver problems.

Available from approximately March 2019

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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
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Basil Plant - Holy Basil
Bergamot Plant
Caraway Plant
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Catnip Plant
Catnip Plant - Lemon Catnip
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Chive Plant
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Dill Plant
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Fennel Plant
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Feverfew Plant
Hyssop Plant - Blue
Hyssop Plant - Pink
Hyssop Plant - White
Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Alba'
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Lemon Balm Plant
Lemon Balm Plant - Lemon Balm 'All Gold'
Lemon Grass 'East Indian' Plant
Lemon Verbena Plant
Lovage Plant
Mace Plant
Marjoram Plant
Marsh Mallow Plant
Mint Plant - Apple Mint
Mint Plant - Banana Mint
Mint Plant - Basil Mint
Mint Plant - Black Peppermint
Mint Plant - Chocolate Mint
Mint Plant - Corsican Mint
Mint Plant - Curly Mint
Mint Plant - Eau De Cologne Mint
Mint Plant - Garden Mint
Mint Plant - Ginger Mint
Mint Plant - Grapefruit Mint
Mint Plant - Lemon Mint
Mint Plant - Lime Mint
Mint Plant - Moroccan Mint
Mint Plant - Peppermint
Mint Plant - Pineapple Mint
Mint Plant - Red Mint
Mint Plant - Russian Mint
Mint Plant - Silver Mint
Mint Plant - Spearmint Plant
Mint Plant - Strawberry Mint
Mint Plant - Variegated Apple Mint
Myrtle Plant
Oregano Plant
Oregano Plant - Country Cream
Oregano Plant - Greek Oregano
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Champion Moss Curled'
Parsley Plant - Parsley 'Italian Giant'
Rosemary Plant - Common Rosemary
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Seven Seas'
Rosemary Plant - Rosemary 'Sudbury Blue'
Rue Plant
Russian Comfrey Plant
Sage Plant - Blackcurrant Sage
Sage Plant - Clary Sage
Sage Plant - Common Sage
Sage Plant - Golden Sage
Sage Plant - Purple Sage
Savory Plant - Summer Savory
Savory Plant - Winter Savory
Siberian Onion Plant
Sorrel Plant - Broad-leaf Sorel
Stevia Plant
Tansy Plant
Tarragon Plant - French Tarragon
Tarragon Plant - Russian Tarragon
Thyme Plant - Common Thyme
Thyme Plant - Lemon Thyme
Thyme Plant - Thyme 'Silver Queen'
Valerian Plant - Common Valerian
Wild Garlic Plant
Wormwood Plant
Yarrow Plant - Wild Yarrow

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Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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