Borage plants with blue flowers.

Borage Plants

Borage (also known as starflower) is a popular plant that grows well in many climates. It can be used for culinary, medicinal, and textile purposes and even as a cover crop, but finding the answers to questions about growing this plant can sometimes be difficult.

The following guides will give you everything you need to know about caring for your borage plants so that they thrive in any environment where they’re planted. You’ll learn how to harvest their leaves, stems, flowers, roots and seeds so that you get the most out of this unique plant every year!

How to Grow and Care for Borage Plants

A close up of bright blue borage flowers growing in the garden. In the foreground are small unopened buds in soft focus.

Borage is an easy to grow annual herb with tasty leaves long prized by chefs and herbalists. Its edible, star-shaped blossoms are beloved by bees and other beneficial insects and pollinators. This versatile herb can also be used as a cover crop. Learn how to plant and grow borage now in your landscape. Read more now.

When and How to Plant Borage Seeds

A close up of a mature Borago officinalis plant with delicate blue, star-shaped flowers growing in the garden with blue sky and sunshine in the background.

Borage is an easy to grow herb with tasty leaves and pretty, edible blossoms that attract a variety of pollinators. It can also be used as a cover crop in the garden. It’s easy to start from seed, if you keep a few points in mind. Learn how and when to plant borage seeds to enjoy this herb in your landscape.

Growing Borage as a Cover Crop and for Green Manure

A close up of the delicate blue flowers of Borago officinalis growing in the garden on a soft-focus background.

Ready to learn some new gardening uses for your beloved borage? This blue-flowered herb can be grown as a cover crop to improve your garden in a number of ways, from soil amendment to pest protection, and it can even be used as a green manure. Discover how to grow borage as a cover crop in your garden. Read more now.