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Borago officinalis 'Borage Blue' Herb Seeds

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Borago officinalis, also known as ‘starflower’ has been found in herb gardens through the ages, as it has remarkable qualities, as well as being an attractive plant. It is a robust variety that is adorned with bright green bristly leaves and clear blue flowers which grow around the stem throughout the summer.

Borage is an exceptionally tough customer that has spread across the globe from its origins in the Mediterannean. As an annual, Borage will seed itself happily across the garden if allowed. (To avoid this, simply remove the seed heads after flowering.)

Borage has many uses, from the medicinal to the culinary: the leaves were used as a saline diuretic and the flowers are still used to decorate summer drinks, like Pimms and cordials. The leaves have a cucumber flavour and can be shopped into salads or soft cheeses.

Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun, will tolerate any soil
Flower Colour:
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Borago officinalis
RHS rating H5

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  1. Excellent price and good quality product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Apr 2014

    Looking forward to growing this but the product looks good and was delivered very quickly after ordering.

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