Borago officinalis BORAGINACEAE
Borage is a bushy herb with bright blue flowers. The plant has been used to attract bumble bee pollinators to garden plots. The leaves can be used sparingly to add a cucumber-like flavor in salads, or for flavoring cool drinks. Medicinal: Seeds contain over 20% GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which is extracted and used commercially as an economical substitute for evening primrose oil.
[Culture: Annual/70°F/---/10 days/direct sow/sun/ 24"-36" ht./12" apart]
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 27 November, 2004.