Borage – Blue (Borago officinalis) Starflower Bee Bush Bugloss Star Flower Herb Open Pollinated
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Borage - Blue (Borago officinalis) Starflower Bee Bush Bugloss Star Flower Herb Open Pollinated
Height 60 -100 cm
Also known as starflower, bee bush, bee bread and bugloss. An easy to grow herb with strikingly beautiful gorgeous blue edible flowers Seeds produce strikingly beautiful and large plants covered with gorgeous blue edible flowers. Both the flowers and the leaves of the plant are edible and have a unique flavour similar to cucumber.
Use the leaves while they are young because as the plant matures, the stalks and leaves become covered with a prickly fuzz. Makes a great iced borage tea; add honey and lemon - float a few flowers in it for extra wow factor.
- Full sun to part shade
- Moist well draining soil
- Direct seed in early spring after last frost; lightly cover seed; spacing 24 in apart.
- Borage will get large and fill in spaces between plants.
- Borage is an un-fussy good self seeder. To avoid self-sowing, the flower heads need to be picked regularly.
- Attracts honey bees
- Seed Count: 20 seeds