Borago officinalis, commonly known as borage or starflower, is one of a host of herbs with origins in the Mediterranean region. Fragrant. With it's blue, star-shaped flowers, borage makes a lovely ornamental. Considered to be a great companion plant for vegetable gardens and orchards. Its young leaves have a refreshing, mild cucumber-like fragrance and traditionally been used as garnishes in salads, teas, and lemonade. The flowers are excellent for cutting and have a long vase-life. Attracts Bees, & Butterflies.
Culinary or medicinal herb. Fresh borage has a cucumber taste and has historically been used for its many medicinal properties.
- Full Sun and Partial Sun
- Bloom time: Summer
- Height: 24 inches
- Spacing: 12 inches