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Borage Seeds (Organic)

Borage Seeds (Organic)

Edible Blue Flowers

Borage - Starflower - Borago officinalis

Hardy Annual The borage plant is a fascinating herb native to Syria with wrinkled, hairy leaves and a cucumber-like taste. Edible, bright blue star-shaped flowers with prominent black anthers have a sweet flavor and are perfect garnishes for desserts. When the borage flower is in bloom, it attracts bees, which results in a honey with a unique flavor. Growing borage is easy, it flourishes in less than great soil and reseeds readily.

Did You Know? Borage makes a great companion plant for squash, strawberries, and tomatoes in your garden bed. Many parts of the plant are also used medicinally.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55°F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

Soil Temperature: 55-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 50-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full to Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

More information on borage seeds and plants can be found in our companion article in the Resource Center.

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Description

Borage - Starflower - Borago officinalis

Hardy Annual The borage plant is a fascinating herb native to Syria with wrinkled, hairy leaves and a cucumber-like taste. Edible, bright blue star-shaped flowers with prominent black anthers have a sweet flavor and are perfect garnishes for desserts. When the borage flower is in bloom, it attracts bees, which results in a honey with a unique flavor. Growing borage is easy, it flourishes in less than great soil and reseeds readily.

Did You Know? Borage makes a great companion plant for squash, strawberries, and tomatoes in your garden bed. Many parts of the plant are also used medicinally.

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55°F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

Soil Temperature: 55-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 50-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full to Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

 

More information on borage seeds and plants can be found in our companion article in the Resource Center.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Hardy Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part : Flower
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Borage does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates it may perform better with afternoon shade.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds directly when soil reaches 55F, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the star-shaped flowers for use as a garnish on cakes, as a splash of color in a salad or frozen in ice cubes.

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Customer Reviews

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K
Kurtis
Fast Growing

Great for starting. They will self propagate and keep growing... be aware of where you plant.

C
Curtis
Great seed product

Like another reviewer, I also had 100% germination. The plants are growing vigorously and require no effort on the grower's part.

T
Tiffany
First time

This will be my 1st time attempting to grow borage. After years of reading about how it attracts pollinators and is a wonderful companion plant for tomatoes, I decided to give it a try. I am excited to see how it produces because I am always so happy with peaceful Valley products.

S
Self-Sufficient Sexigenarian
Excellent Germinator

I direct sowed this with my tomatoes and in short order I had healthy plants starting to grow. I look forward to large robust foliage and flowers.

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I moon garden
Easy to grow

If you want more pollinator's you'll want borage. Easy to grow, beautiful flowers all summer long. Pollinator, medicinal, edible.

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