Borago officinalis - Hardy annual . 60-100 cms height, 50 cms width. Rough, hairy leaves and stems. Blue flowers, which bees really enjoy. The flowers yield an excellent honey. Flowers over a long period, from spring through to autumn.  Young leaves can be eaten as a salad herb or eaten cooked. The flower is also edible, and can also be used as a garnish. A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers.  An excellent tonic plant for grazing animals. Also increases milk flow of grazing animals. Self seeds freely. A good companion plant, especially to tomatoes. We like to grow them in the vegetable garden as an excellent bee attractant plant. Frost hardy. An edible blue dye can be made from the flowers. Grows in most soil types.


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