White Borage

Borago officinalis var. alba

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Borage is a pretty herb that has a variety of uses, both culinary and medicinal. Both the leaves and pretty star-shaped flowers are edible and taste of cucumber and honey respectively. This plant also deters hornworms from laying eggs on tomatoes, making them a great companion plant. Borage is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens. Borage was once used to flavour wine and was historically used to give men courage.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Boraginaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None
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