Easily our favorite edible flower! Beautiful and versatile and so easy to grow.
This enthusiastic plant overflows with blue starflowers that bees positively adore. The flowers taste like honeysuckle and cucumber and look great frozen in ice cubes. Mix them with lemon juice and they magically turn pink! In medieval times knights would drink wine flavored with borage before going on their missions because the plant was thought to cheer the heart and bring courage. In modern-day Spain borage's leaves are sautéed and eaten alongside boiled potatoes.
Direct sow in direct sun year-round. The seeds will germinate when soil warms.