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


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

Cultivation:  Grow in well drained soil in full sun

Height & Spread:  30cm to 1m x 15cm to 30cm

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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Category: Product ID: 2188


Family: Boraginaceae
Plant Type: Half hardy annual
Good Companion: Potatoes, tomatoes, squash and strawberries


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