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Borage is about 3 feet tall with a spreading habit. Continuous Noxema-blue blooms attract lots of bees. Tough and drought resistant, it reseeds itself easily. Borage grows as an ornamental as well as for the fuzzy, cucumber-tasting leaves in the spring. This is a great seed to sow during mid-summer for end-of-season blooms for you and the late-season native insects.

100 seeds




Borago officinalis


Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  1/4"-1/2" deep

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant after the last frost, 12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Around the last frost when the soil temperature reaches 60-65ºF. Sow a few seeds every 6-12", thin to12" apart 

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading

Height and Width: 24-36” x 24-36”  

Spacing: 12-18” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Borage needs average to fertile, moist soil

Uses: Culinary and medicinal, Flowers attract bees and beneficials.