A beautiful hardy annual herb with rough leaves
Easy for all to Grow
A beautiful hardy annual herb with rough leaves covered in silvery hairs and the most attractive celestial blue flowers. Nectar rich borage flowers are particularly attractive to pollinating insects, including bees which make distinctive flavoured borage honey. This versatile upright herb has a multitude of uses - add the cucumber flavoured leaves to summer drinks and salads, grow it as a companion plant close to other crops to attract pollinating insects, and at the end of the season plants make a useful bulky addition to the compost. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Medicinal note: Borage herb is a fine source of calcium and potassium and is recommended for toning up the glandular system, and all bronchial, lung and chest disorders. However you should always check with your doctor before using herbs for medicinal purposes.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Kitchen Garden, Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens
Up to 60cm (23.6in)
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
RHS plants for pollinators
1 packet (100 seeds) (TKA23757)
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