Trachystemon orientalis

Trachystemon orientalis

Early Flowering Borage, Abraham, Issac, Jacob


Pot Size:



10 In stock

SKU: 455543


(Early-flowering borage, Abraham-Isaac-Jacob)
Family Boraginaceae
Originating from Eastern Europe

An invaluable plant for deep shade, even dry shade, Trachystemon produces starry blue flowers in spring followed by good sized heart-shaped, wavy-edged leaves, sometimes up to a foot long.
Not a show stopper but handsome enough and does a superb job of suppressing weeds and growing where nothing else stands a chance, like the base of trees.
Grow in dry soil in shade/part shade. In rich moist soil it can be invasive.

Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 40cm x 80cm
Semi mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 40cm x 2m


Foliage type


Bushy, Carpeting, Ground cover, Spreading

Light requirement


Plant Type

Low perennial

Season of interest


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