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Borage White

A white-flowered borage which makes a pretty and simple cut flower, as well as a good companion plant and edible flower.
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60 seeds

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing. Pick flowers before they are fully open for adding to salads and recipes. Cut back by half in midsummer to encourage reblooming.
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
officinalis
Common name
White Borage
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
60 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in spring, cover lightly. Keep moist and warm. Pot on into individual modules or pots to grow on in a light, frost-free place. Harden off before planting out in late spring. Very successful from direct sowings April-July.

Description

A white-flowered borage which makes a pretty and simple cut flower, as well as a good companion plant and edible flower. As well as adding the flowers to puddings and drinks, Rose Gray from the River Café taught me to use the whole growth tip, buds and flowers of the plant dipped into batter and served in a garden Fritto Misto. The Italians wilt its leaves for a sauce for pasta and stuffing for ravioli. It's a lovely plant, which self-sows.

Care Tips

Prolifically self-sows so you won't need to sow again. Borage is often cited as being a powerful companion plant in the kitchen garden, especially near strawberries, cucumbers, gourds, tomatoes, and cabbage. Its flowers are edible.