Borage is a decorative annual with coarse, hairy leaves and
stems and beautiful sky-blue flowers in a star shape. The plant
grows about 2 to 3 feet tall.
Borage is easily grown from seed and will sow itself. This
plant does best in dry, sunny places. Although it is difficult
to transplant, you can stretch out the harvest by sowing three
times at 4-week intervals.
Pick blossoms as they open. Use leaves fresh anytime; they
are seldom dried.
Sprays of borage flowers and leaves are used to give a cool,
cucumber-like flavor to summer drinks. Bees are attracted to the
"Adapted from publication NE-208, produced by the Cooperative
Extension Services of the Northeast States."