Star-shaped flowers with intense blue and bright white colours. The long flowering season makes Borage one of the best plants for the garden. Bees are frequent visitors to the flowers. The leaves have a mild cucumber flavour. Only harvest the young leaves for use in your dishes (for example salads). The flowers, too, are good for garnishing and are edible. Sow in rows in a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. Thin out later if necessary. Stimulates the growth of strawberry fruits.