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2024 Seed Catalog

Borage - Borago officinalis
borage flowers borage flower with honeybee




a.k.a. Starflower

Borago officinalis

Borage is a 1-3 ft. tall annual herb with large, bristly, gray-green leaves and beautiful, powder-blue flowers.

When young, the cucumber flavored leaves can be added to salads. Borage flowers are a favorite of honeybees, are excellent for cutting. Starlike blooms can be used to garnish cold drinks, and will add interest and color to salads.

Borage has long been used for its calming properties, is known as the 'Herb of Gladness'. Packet is 2 grams, about 90-100 seeds.

2 grams - $3.49

Growing Borage Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Borage Seeds: Borage seed can be started indoors, following these guidelines. Borage seedlings are not tolerant of being pricked individually out of flats, they start nicely in cell packs (the 6-pack containers garden centers frequently use), or in 2 in. containers. Do not allow seedlings to become root-bound. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 5-15 days. Or, direct sow ¼ in. deep, 6 in. apart. Thin to 12-24 in. apart.

Grow Borage: Full or part sun. Borage tolerates drought, poor soil. Plants are resistant to deer and rabbits. Learn more about borage.

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