The bright blue, star-shaped flowers (which bloom most of the summer) make borage one of the prettiest herb plants, thought the dark green leaves are rather plain. The flavor of the leaves resembles that of cucumber. This hardy annual has a messy, straggling habit. It is a native of northern Europe, and grows well in the temperate regions of North America. Borage is an excellent companion plant for tomatoes, squash and strawberries. The plant actually improves the flavor of tomatoes growing nearby.
Borage is not a fussy plant, but the richer the soil, the bushier the plant will be.
Upright, straggly habit.
Large, fuzzy dark green leaves.
Vibrant, star-shaped blue flowers bloom through the season.