Borage herb is an old fashioned plant that bears hundreds of small edible star-shaped blue flowers. It wards off cabbage worms and hornworms and it is a beneficial companion plant for increasing yields of strawberries and tomatoes. Borage is deer-proof and the blooms are very attractive to native pollinators such as bumblebees and butterflies.
The blue flowers can be frozen, candied, preserved in vinegar, added to beverages and used to garnish desserts. The young cucumber-flavoured leaves can be added to salads, cooked, or made into a cooling drink.
|Maturity||50 - 60 days|
|Height||18 - 36" (46 - 91 cm)|
|Spacing||12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)|
|Light||Full sun to part sun|
|pH Range||6.0 to 7.0|
|Watering||Moderate and even|
|Fertilizing||Balanced at time of planting|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen=high, Phosphorus=moderate, Potassium=moderate|
Back to Taste of the Season.