(Borago officinalis) 80 days. Borage is a bushy herb with bright blue edible flowers. The plant has been used to attract bumble bee pollinators to garden plots. The leaves can be used sparingly to add a cucumber-like flavor in salads, or for flavoring cool drinks. Plants fade in deep summer heat and humidity, but can be reseeded for late summer/early fall harvest. Seeds contain over 20% GLA (gamma-Linolenic acid) which is extracted and used commercially as an economical substitute for evening primrose oil.