Name: Borago officinalis aka Borage
Type of Plant: An annual herb native to the Mediterranean.
Why I Love This Plant: While this plant is grown on a commercial level for the oil in the seeds, I grow it because the bees love it, and the blue flowers are beautiful in salads and beverages. The flowers have a cucumber-like flavor.
Borage can self-seed in the garden, so if you grow it from seeds remember how young plants look so you’ll recognize them when they appear in the future.
A Word to the Wise: This is a heavy plant with thick stems. It benefits from support in a container or in the garden, so grow it by a decorative obelisk or support it with some thin bamboo stakes.