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.

Maturity50 - 60 days
Height18 - 36" (46 - 91 cm)
Spacing12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
LightFull sun to part sun
SoilWell-draining soil
pH Range6.0 to 7.0
WateringModerate and even
FertilizingBalanced at time of planting
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen=high, Phosphorus=moderate, Potassium=moderate

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