Borage Seed (Borage officinalis)


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Unearth the multifaceted wonders of Borage, from the garden to the gourmet kitchen.


Borage, often called “Starflower” for its vibrant star-shaped blooms, stands as a garden favorite. This Mediterranean native offers not only ornamental charm but also tasty leaves and flowers. With a cucumber-like flavor, Borage graces both culinary dishes and traditional remedies.

Why Choose Borage?

  • Taste and Beauty: Add the edible flowers and leaves to your dishes for a splash of color and unique flavor.
  • Health Benefits: For centuries, people have turned to Borage to soothe various ailments.
  • Garden Companion: Planting Borage near strawberries or tomatoes can deter pests and enhance fruit flavor.
  • For the Bees: Borage’s blue blossoms pull in bees, boosting garden pollination.

Planting Guide:

  1. Soil Prep: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained, compost-enriched soil. Borage can also handle some shade.
  2. Seed Sowing: Plant seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep, keeping a distance of about 12 inches between them.
  3. Watering Tips: Give moderate water. Keep the soil moist, not soggy.
  4. Watch Them Grow: Seeds usually sprout in 7-14 days. Borage can reach heights of 2-3 feet, so give it room!
  5. Harvesting Time: Harvest young leaves for tenderness. Pick flowers right after they bloom.

Safety First:

While many love Borage’s benefits, always research its appropriateness for personal use, especially for pregnant or nursing individuals, or those on medication.

Annual herb

Our favorite! Self seeding, cold hardy and edible

Annual seed saving- seeds drop quickly

Set out as transplants after May 15th in the Mat-Su area

Interplant with any crops that require pollination

For all other regions: please confirm your last hard frost date prior to setting out

Roughly 30 seeds per packet

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Additional information

Weight .003 oz
Dimensions 5 × 3 × 1 in


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