Organic Borage

Edible Blue Flowers

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8202

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Borage - Starflower - Borago officinalis

Hardy Annual Borage 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. Flourishes in less than great soil and reseeds readily.

Did You Know? Borage makes a great companion plant for squash, strawberries, and tomatoes. 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 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.

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

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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

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental Germination Requirements Warmth
Life Cycle Hardy Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 50-70°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days, 60 - 90 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Ornamental
Germination Requirements Warmth
Life Cycle Hardy Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 50-70°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days, 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.1 - 8.0

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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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

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great germination rate

Started seed and got 100% germination

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