Borage is a warm weather annual herb that’s a lovely fuzzy leafy addition to your textural garden. It’s great in containers, too.

Full sun is best, and the more sunlight it gets the more upright and attractive it will stay, normally getting about a foot and a half tall and equally as wide.

It does easily reseed each spring, so you may need to look for and remove any errant seedlings to keep it where it belongs.

Its young leaves add a cucumber flavor to salads.

But one great reason to plant borage is the lovely light purple, star-shaped flowers, which are not only beautiful, but also attract bees to the garden, which will be important in pollinating other plants in your garden.

Deer resistant.