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Borago officinalis

Description

Borage is a traditional herb that has been in use for centuries medicinally and/or for flavoring soups and drinks. Little blue flowers are perfect when added to salad, bringing a sweet floral note. Leaves have an earthy cucumber taste, considered moist and cooling.

The flowers attract bees and other benefical insects.

Harvesting seed

Let seedheads dry on the plant and then cut and leave to dry until brittle.

Rub out the seed and sieve.


Additional Info

Height
71-80cm
Spread
Colour
Hardiness
Tender
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
4 pence/seed