This 2'–3' tall, versatile herb is exquisite in the garden. In addition to attracting bees and other beneficial insects, it can be used as a cover crop. Edible, blue and sometimes pink flowers with a cucumber-like flavor can be used fresh to garnish dips, salads, and summer drinks, or candied with sugar for later use. The leaves and stems are also edible, delicious steamed like spinach or chard. Fairly drought tolerant once established.
Botanical Name: Borago officinalis
Hardiness: Annual; re-seeds readily
Plant Dimensions: 2'–3' tall, 12"–18" wide
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant