Borage

Description

A shrub with dark ovate leaves with toothed margins. Bears beautiful pink-red flowers in summer. Attracts bees and is therefore a great companion to other insect pollinated herbs. Grow in compost rich soil and water well. Prune in late autumn. Semi-dormant in winter

Repellant for:

The leaves make one of the best natural fish moth and mosquito repellant.
• Hang bunches of leaves in a chicken coop to deter fleas, lice, and flies.
• Ants: Chopped and sprinkled around holes, or a strong infusion poured into holes.

Additional information

Height

±1 m, Spread ±80 cm

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year, Flowers can also be frozen in ice cubes and crystallized.

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