Clone East, Monamolin, Gorey, Ireland, Y25 H721
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Borage (Starflower)


Half-hardy annual herb with bristly stems and lance shaped leaves. Star-shaped blue flowers bloom in summer followed by brownish-black seeds. Self seeds

SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 2188


Plant Name: Borago officinalis
Family Name: Boraginaceae
Height & Spread: 30cm to 1m x 15cm to 30cm
Growing Conditions: Grow in well drained soil in full sun.
Good Companion: Useful companion plant for potatoes, tomatoes, squash and strawberries.
Culinary Uses: Flowers are edible and used in salads or garnishes, they can be frozen in cubes to be used for drinks, made into a syrup or candied. Leaves and stalks have a cucumber-like flavour, they can be chopped and used in salads, soft cheeses, Pimms cocktail and other wine-based drinks.


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