Borage is a favourite companion plant. It's large fleshy leaves and blue star shaped flower spread easily to ffill any empty space in a vege or herb garden.
Tolerant of wide conditions, preferring well drained soil.
The Borage flower can be used fresh in salads, frozen in ice cubes, added to cocktails, and also crystallized and used to decorate cakes. The Leaves are bland in taste - similar to cucumber, but full of nutrients such as potassium and calcium.
If made into a tea it is said to lift the mind and dispel depression and strengthen the body.