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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 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.
Vase Life Flower production: 2-3 months.
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.