Sunday, March 23, 2014

Borage

Last Autumn, just a few months ago I was at a nursery buying some other plants and thought I'd try a Borage plant. All I knew was it had beautiful BLUE flowers, was an herb and was good for bees. Research says it's used as an oilseed, a tea in other countries and is a good companion plant for legumes. The leaves contain some toxins though.




So what a surprise when it first flowered last week in WHITE!!! Ugh! I am not happy and am considering yanking the plant! It's already grown taller than my artichoke plant next to it. But it's an annual so maybe I should just wait until it dies. What would you do?

4 comments:

  1. Take it out immediately before it goes to seed or you will have white borage forever. (I had pretty little blue ones for the longest time.)

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  2. I never knew Borage came in white - all I've ever seen is the blue-flowered form. They're so easy to grow, I'd pull the white form out now and plant the blue. As Jane said, they're prolific re-seeders and, once you've got them, they return again and again.

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