The lovely, small flowers open blue, turn purple and finally pink and are fully edible - adding exciting color to salads and soups! Also survives light frosts. Borage is a blue edible flower with a mild cucumber flavor. This plant bears many flowers and attracts bees and butterflies while detering weeds.
Packet Weight: .6 grams
Days to Harvest: 50-60 days Life Cycle:annual Sunlight: Full sun Height: 18-30" Spacing: 12"
Planting Info: Plant seeds directly into the ground as soon as the soil warms in the spring. Plant 1/4-1/2 inches deep and cover with a thin layer of soil. Can plant every 4 weeks in the summer to have a constant supply of borage flowers.
Harvest Tips: Harvest borage as it begins to flower. Season: Summer- early fall Soil Requirements: Grows well in average soil but will grow in poor soil.
History/Uses: Edible flowers that can be added to salads or garnish cold drinks. Also great to freeze into ice cubes that give off a mild cucumber flavor. Plant near your vegetable garden to smother weeds and attract bees.