White Borage Overview
Borago officinalis var. alba is often known as Borago officinalis 'Alba' or White Borage, after the pretty white blooms. Borage is a pretty, hairy 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 and it is popular with pollinating wildlife. 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.