Blue Borage Tube Stock

$4.00

You can plant the coir tube pot directly into the ground (or into a bigger pot), which will eliminate root disturbance and help keep your plant happy. The roots will make their way through the pot and into the soil. The pot itself will decompose within two months.

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Description

Borage. Also known as Burrage or Bugloss.

Borago officinalis.

Borage is a hardy, annual, self-seeding herb which grows easily in most Australian climates.

It grows to 60-100cm high and will produce a blue star shaped flower during warm months before the plant dies off for winter. Due to the proficient self-seeding ability of this herb, it will bounce back in spring. The leaves may be bristly and sit atop a stem covered in prickly white hairs.

Borage is known for attracting bees and wasps to the garden.

The oil in borage contains gamma-linolenic acid which is transformed by the body into a substance similar to hormones, which effect the body by having anti-inflammatory actions and encouraging the thinning of blood vessels. It is also thought to assist in treating rheumatoid arthritis and lung function. Some people use it as a decongestant and possibly as an anti-depressant.

The taste of borage is similar to that of cucumber, meaning it can be used for a wide variety of purposes in the kitchen. It’s leaves can be used in salads and the flowers as edible decorations. Borage can also be used in soups, drinks or jams.