Early-Flowering Borage

Common Name: Early-Flowering Borage

Scientific Name: Trachystemon orientalis

Origin: Southern Europe, southwestern Asia

Family: Boraginaceae

Bloom time: March - April

Trachystemon orientalis is a great ornamental ground cover for dense shade. It makes a statement with large healthy-looking coarse green leaves forming overlapping mounds. Starry blue and white-throated flowers on pink, naked stems emerge in early spring before the leaves take over.