Pure azure-blue flowers are like scattered jewels
in the garden when borage is sown here and there among vegetables, where it will not only life the spirits,
but attract pollinators and improve growth and flavor of other plants.
Edible flowers used in salads, garnish, or frozen in ice cubes to make drinks look and smell refreshing.
Tolerates poor soil, re-seeds itself freely, and is drought-resistant. Fast growing annual.
"Borage for courage."
BOTANICAL NAME: Borago officinalis
Sow 15" apart, or broadcast carefully, from spring to mid-summer. Does not transplant well. Many people just seed one or two in each bed as a companion crop-borage attracts helpful insects to pollinate crops and eat pests. Tolerates poor soil but flourishes best in a rich, limy soil with full or filtered sunlight, like cabbage. Matures in 8 weeks. Annual, reseeds easily. Drought-resistant. 18-36" tall. An excellent edible flower, often used in cold drinks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Annual/ Height 18-36"/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly