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Scientific Name: Borago officinalis L.
Family: Boraginaceae
Borage (Borago officinalis)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Heat Tolerance: Winter annual in Phoenix, sow in the fall

Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade

Origin: Western Europe

Growth Habits: Annual herb, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 2 feet spread (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water to produce lush foliage

Propagation: Seeds, self-sowing

The leaves of the borage are edible and taste like cucumber. Tea made with flowers and young leaves is supposed to be good again fever and bronchitis.

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