- Edible flowers
- Great for attracting pollinators
- This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States
- Self-seeding, annual plants
- Plants grow to 2-3 feet tall
Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Can also be started indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Borage prefers ordinary well-drained soil.
Beautiful, blue, star-shaped flowers hang in clusters on the 2-3′ tall plants of this medicinal herb. Its leaves are covered with stiff white hairs that give the plant a wooly appearance. Bees love the abundant, bright, edible flowers, which are also great for candying and salads, or for floating in cool summer drinks. Plants self-sow readily. Annual.