Trachystemon orientalis

Trachystemon orientalis

Early Flowering Borage, Abraham, Issac, Jacob


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22 In stock

SKU: 455543


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

  • Stunning large heart-shaped herbaceous foliage.
  • Dainty spikes of blue flowers appear in spring.
  • Easy to grow and steadily spreading in damp conditions, making a fantastic groundcover.

This plant is large, exotic, and forms a lush carpet with beautiful blue flowers. It’s an invaluable addition for deep shade, including dry shade, making it perfect for jungle-style gardens. However, it looks perfectly at home in traditional English woodland-style planting schemes as well. In early spring, it produces dainty spikes of pendulous lilac-blue and white flowers alongside the emerging leaves. The broad heart-shaped foliage has a coarse texture. This plant is easy to grow in various soil types and spreads rapidly, although it can be easily controlled, especially in rich wet conditions.

Height and spread after 2 – 5 years: 50cm x 2m.


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