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The classic blue-flowered borage to decorate Pimms, summer drinks and puddings. Brilliant for pollinators and an excellent edible flower. Freeze flowers in ice cubes, or wilt the leaves for a sauce for pasta and stuffing for ravioli.

Genus Borago
Group/Species B. officinalis
Variety Blue
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Blue Borage
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Site Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in March, or direct April-July.
Care Tips Should be potted on and planted out when the frosts are over. It's a lovely plant that prolifically Self-sows so you won't need to sow again.
Flowering April - November, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Harvesting April - November
Cooking Notes Freeze for ice cubes, or wilt leaves for pasta sauce and ravioli stuffing.
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Reviewed 26th February 2015 by Jo

I grew borage for the first time last Summer. The seeds germinated really well and the plants were vigorous. I planted them around my young apple trees and in my herb bed. Very popular with bees.The flowers are a really beautiful shade of blue and look lovely in salads. The young leaves taste like cucumber. I used the fading plants to make liquid fertiliser. Fantastic value.