I ordered seeds as the Borage plants were out of stock. Planted them straight away and they are growing well. I also order lots of other herb plants at the same time. Everything I purchased has been fantastic. Really happy.
Borago officinalis (Borage Blue) Herb SEEDS
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Blue Borage(Borago officinalis) Herb Seeds
Borago officinalis , also known as starflower and the rather charming name of bee bread has been found in herb gardens through the ages, as it has remarkable qualities, as well as being an attractive plant, this is the blue flowered variety. It is a robust variety that is adorned with bright green bristly leaves and striking white flowers which grow around the stem throughout the summer. Borage is a very important flower for bee's and other pollinating insects as it flowers for so long it is an abundent source of pollen and nectar.
Blue borage will grow to approx 60-90cm tall it usually flowers over a long period from early summer. Borage grows well in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. It will happily grow in just about any soil type as long as it is free draining but it likes to be kept moist throughout the growing season.
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.)
Can be sown under cover in March .Sow in pots or module trays to minimise root disturbance.Cover seed with vermiculite.Maintain min 15'C. Germination 14-21 days. Can be sown direct April-July, once risk of frost is past
Borage has many uses, from the medicinal to the culinary: the leaves were used as a saline diuretic and the flowers can be used to decorate cakes or summer drinks, like Pimms and cordials. The leaves have a cucumber flavour and can be shopped into salads or soft cheeses too.
Buy Borage Seeds Online
Our Blue Borage seeds are generally available to buy online all-year-round.
|Blue Borage(Borago officinalis ) Annual Grow Guide|
|Borago officinalis (Borage Blue) Herb SEEDS|
|Soil Type||Any soil|
|Latin Name||Borago officinalis|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Wildlife|
Looking forward to growing this but the product looks good and was delivered very quickly after ordering.