Produces large bristly gray-green leaves and beautiful powder blue starlike flowers. Borage bears hundreds of small, star-shaped blue flowers atop thick stems suitable for cutting, which are edible. The mild cucumber flavor is perfect for salads and garnishes. Considered the “magic bullet” of companion plants, Borage repels unwanted insects, and also attracts predatory insects to keep harmful pests at bay.
Grows to 36 inches with an 18 inch spread.