Trachystemon orientalis


Oriental Borage

Large deep green, furry leaves arrive in early spring topped by spikes of starry-blue, nectar-rich flowers. An outstanding groundcover for deep to part shade that forms a colony of overlapping mounds, keeping out weeds and adding a lush feel to the garden. Considered a delicacy in its native habitat around the Black Sea. It is cooked like spinach.

Full-part shade. Height 12-18”. Spread 18-24”. Drought and dry shade tolerant. Zones 6-9.

4″ pot