Blue Borage Herb
Borage is an easy, fast-growing herb with vivid blue flowers and the flavor and scent of cucumbers.
While it is considered an herb, it's often grown in the vegetable garden where it attracts pollinating bees and is considered a good companion plant for tomatoes, squash, and strawberries. It’s even touted to deter tomato hornworms.
The beautiful star-shaped flowers are a vibrant blue. It has greenish-grey stems and leaves that are covered in a fuzz which acts as a deterrent for insects.
After planting in early spring, its blooms will emerge in June and July, hanging in downward facing clusters. Both the flowers and the leaves of the plant are edible, with a unique flavor similar to a cucumber. Use the leaves while they are young because as the plant matures, the stalks and leaves become covered with a prickly fuzz.
Its ability to thrive in even the driest soils or drought-like conditions has earned it an easy-to-care-for reputation. Adds a wonderful cottage garden charm to the landscape.
Use the bright starry blue flowers for decorating salads. All parts of the plant, except the roots, are flavorful and have culinary or medicinal uses.
Sold in 4” pot
Warm weather annual. Not cold hardy.
Grows to 2-3 ft high.