- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 9
- Height: 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.3
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 1 seed every 4 inches
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: Rows 24 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 10 inches
Borage (Borago Officinalis) - Grow this decorative plant from Borage seeds. Borage herb seeds produce these beautiful star-shaped flowers and textured leaves. Borage herb benefits include beauty in the garden, attraction for bees and a great addition to summer drinks.
Plant this unusual 24 inch annual herb for its pure ornamental value, to attract much-coveted bees to your garden, and to harvest for teas and other summer drinks. When young, the cucumber flavored leaves may be added to salads. The flowers (which are excellent for cutting and have a long vase-life) are used as garnishes (in cold drinks like ice tea and lemonade) or added to salads. Cut sprays of Borage all summer long to garnish and add flavor to cold drinks and salads! Borage plants are also considered to be a great companion plant for vegetable gardens and orchards because of the attraction of bees to the blue flowers. Plant Borage seeds where pollination is needed!
How To Grow Borage From Herb Seed: Direct sow Borage seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed. These herb seeds prefer fine, well-worked moist soil. Borage is considered to be a liberal self-sower, dropping its own herb seeds, so you can enjoy more plants next year.
Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 1,500