Large plants bear hundreds of small edible flowers, mostly blue and some pink. Mild cucumber flavor for salads and garnishes. Long harvest period. Borage flowers attract bees and butterflies, and can also be added to salads or used to garnish cold drinks and desserts. Freeze as ice cubes. Flavor is of mild cucumber. Organic seed is also available. Avg. 1,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Borago officinalis
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds as soon as the soil has warmed in the spring. Plant 1/4- 1/2" deep, 3 seeds per foot in rows that are 24" apart. Thin to 12" spacing for individual plants. Transplant: Starting borage for transplanting is possible, but not recommended, as it develops a taproot and is somewhat difficult to transplant.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Does well in average soil and will perform well even in poor soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: 18-30".
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Harvest borage as it begins to flower. Dry flowers quickly under moderate heat with good air circulation.