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Borago officinalis

About 3 feet tall with a spreading habit. Continuous Noxema-blue blooms attract lots of bees. Tough and drought resistant, it reseeds itself vigorously. Grown as an ornamental as well as for the fuzzy, cucumber-tasting leaves in the spring.

100 seeds




Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temps reach 65 degrees.Sow a few seeds in each spot, 10-15"  apart. For a head start you can start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost using peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 12-15" apart. Self sows easily.

Light Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Average to fertile, moist soil

Uses:  Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.

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Mary V.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Borage One of My Favorites

I started the borage in doors in April. In May I transplanted it out side in the “blue" section of my garden. The plants are thriving. Will enjoy the leaves in salads & the flowers in a tea. It is a beautiful herb.

Rebecca J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
beautiful and robust!

I love Borage for their glowing flowers. I had great success using these seeds in my aeroponic tower. They got so robust I had to give them support!

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Cheryl H.
United States United States

Great plant!

Lisa H.
United States United States
Stunning plant!

Squirrels have been moving my seeds all spring. One of the borage plants is now in a rather small pot, yet it is huge, healthy, and covered with at least a hundred blooms. The humble bees are in love and so are we with the endless, gorgeous blue blooms.

Love my Borage

I was very happy how quickly my borage germinated. I was looking for a plant to attract bees to our yard. Right now my plants are only about 4" tall.