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Borage 'Blue'
Borage 'Blue'
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ZONE: Annual
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Blue, Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Borago officinalis


Also known as the "Herb of Gladness", this refreshing culinary herb also makes a wonderful companion plant. Borage bears hundreds of small, star-shaped blue flowers atop thick stems suitable for cutting, which are edible. The mild cucumber flavor is perfect for salads and garnishes.

Borage has a long harvest period and its seed oil is a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid. This ornamental herb is perfect for the flower garden and is a wonderful partner to any of your flowering annuals. Borage pairs well in the garden with many food crops, including tomatoes, berries and squash, and is said to actually improve the taste of fruits and vegetables growing nearby. Considered the "magic bullet" of companion plants, Borage repels unwanted insects, and also attracts predatory insects to keep harmful pests at bay.

This self-seeding plant will spread easily with plenty of sun, rich soil and protection from the wind.
Features
Zones: Annual

Size: 36"H x 18"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Blue, Summer

Uses: Bears small, star-shaped, blue flowers that are fragrant and edible. Borage tastes a little something like cucumber or celery and can be used in salads, teas and iced drinks, or candied for desserts. We like to freeze them in ice cubes for a lovely addition to summer drinks. You can even try adding a few leaves to your favorite glass of wine for a change of pace!

Tips: An anti inflammatory, Borage also makes a great bath infusion for relaxing swollen joints and muscles. This is a vigorous self seeding plant, so container planting might be good to contain its spread. Otherwise, deadhead flowers before the go to seed, or let them take over a part of your yard to attract butterflies and honeybees!

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Blue Borage April 8, 2017
Reviewer: Donna Morris from Houston, TX United States  
My four plants have taken quite nicely to my garden and after a lil initial shock from the journey to my home in boxes are strong and growing quickly! Can't wait till they flower so I can put in my salad!

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Blue borage October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Karin Hoxworth from Centralia, IL United States  
Came wonderful packaged  just in time for planting . Great an healthy plant.
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Lovely companion plant June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Donna Cook from Dallas, GA United States  
These plants have turned out fabulous! They seem to repel pests that usually go after my tomatoes so far and they have the most unique and beautiful flowers! They have grown to about 3 feet tall and are quite stunning in my garden.

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