With it's blue, star-shaped flowers, borage makes a lovely ornamental. Its young leaves have a refreshing, mild cucumber-like fragrance and traditionally been used in salads and lemonade. The flowers can be candied.
Sow in average soil in sunny or lightly shaded area, after danger of spring frost. Sow seeds about 12" apart and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Thin gradually to stand about 12-18" apart when seedlings are 1-2" high. This herb will self-Sow where it is happy.
Both flowers and the young leaves are edible. Add the flowers to wine, use them to decorate cakes, or try crystalizing them. Borage is an attractive flowering annual in cottage gardens or borders, or planted with herbs and vegetables.