Borage, also known as starflower, is a mediterranean herb that has been in use for several thousand years. This 2'–3' tall, versatile herb is exquisite in the garden an attracts bees and other beneficial insects. It is generally grown for its medicinal seed oil, but the leaves add a great, healthy addition to a summer salad. The leaves have a distinct cucumber tastes, either fresh or dried. The flowers are edible too and make a unique presentation when placed into ice cubes.
Although considered to be an herb, Borage is often grown in vegetable gardens to attract pollinating insects; It is considered to be a good companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. Annual.