Borage officinalis


Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Velvety foliage
  • Blue flowers in summer
  • Leaves are edible and taste of cucumber; often used in salads
  • Flowers are edible and taste honey-like; often used to decorate desserts

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow.  Prefers full sun.  Tolerant of most any soil, however; a rich well drained soil is optimal.

Height: 20-24 in
Spacing: 20-24 in
Price Level 1: $4.99 ea.~4 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Blue