Borage - Blue

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Borago officinalis

Blue borage, also known as starflower, is a beautiful herb that adds both aesthetic and functional benefits to any garden. This versatile plant produces delicate blue star-shaped flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for any gardener looking to support local ecosystems.

50 heirloom seeds

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Borago officinalis

Blue borage, also known as starflower, is a beautiful herb that adds both aesthetic and functional benefits to any garden. This versatile plant produces delicate blue star-shaped flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for any gardener looking to support local ecosystems.

In addition to its visual appeal, blue borage has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. The leaves and flowers can be used in teas, salads, and other culinary creations, adding a subtle cucumber-like flavour. The plant is also said to have various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Borage is easy to grow and adapts well to a variety of soil types and growing conditions. It can be grown as an annual and can reach up to 1 meter tall. Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, blue borage is a great addition to any herb garden or flower bed.

50 heirloom seeds

Sowing Information

Plant Type: Annual
Sow When: Temperate: Spring, Summer
                   Subtropical: Spring, Summer
                   Tropical: Spring
Sow Where: Direct/Trays
Sow Depth: 5mm
Germination: 7-14 days 
Position: Full Sun
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Row Spacing: 60cm
Plant Height: 100cm
Harvest: 50-75 days

Climate Zone

The image below will help you determine which climate zone you are in, and allow you to choose the best varieties for your area.

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