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Borago officinalis (Borage Blue) Herb SEEDS

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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.)

Growing Instructions

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

Herb Usage

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.

 

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Borago officinalis (Borage Blue) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Borago officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 5
    Growing well

    Posted by Lisa on 17th Jul 2020

    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.

  • 4
    Excellent price and good quality product

    Posted by Nikki McKay on 24th Apr 2014

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