A tough dependable member of the Borage family from Eastern Europe to the Caucasus, forming great mounds of large, hairy to the touch, rich-green foliage. Performs the same duty as a Hosta in giving very bold foliage effect in shady (or sunny) places, yet not bothered by slugs. Blue borage flowers in early spring. Great contrasting with bamboo here. Height 60cm. Tough.