Category: Herbs
Created by: The Armchair Gardener

Borage is used as a companion plant for tomatoes, as it discourages the tomato hornworm.

Photo credit, cropped version: By Phil Sellens (Flickr: Borage (Borago officinalis(2)) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Plan to start from seed from R. H. Shumway in April.

Family Amaryllidaceae / Allioideae
Genus Allium
Species schoenoprasum
Duration Perennial
Group Monocotyledon
Growth Habit Forb/Herb
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Height 12-20 inches
Spacing 12-18 inches
Bloom Color Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring / Early Summer