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Well known for its small attractive blue or pink flowers, called the star flower. This annual herb is native to Central and Eastern Europe. It is use borage in soups or salads. It can grow up top 100 cm high and has bristle like hair all over the stems and leaves. Borage tastes like fresh cucumber. In Germany it is used in mainly salads. Borage blooms mostly in the summer months. An indoor plant will provide leaves all winter. These plants need lots of sun. Great companion with tomatoes growing nearby them. Candied borage makes a great decoration on cakes. They may be frozen in water for decorative ice cubes. Borage does not dry well for culinary uses.
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