Borage is a striking herb, featuring brightly purple-blue star-shaped flowers! This decorative annual herb originates from the Mediterranean where it has multipurpose use as an herb or vegetable, and use in traditional medicine, tea, garnish, oils, and in cocktails. The edible flowers have a unique honey-like taste while the edible leaves taste like cucumber. Borage is self-seeding and grows heartily across Europe. It's leaves can be seen in European and Middle Eastern soups, sauces, pasta fillings, salads, desserts, and beverages. Borage can bloom continuously throughout the year in milder climates and attract bees with its nectar-rich blooms along the way.
Also Known As: Starflower, Blue Borage, Beebread, Beeplant, Burrage, Bugloss, Borragine, Cool Tankard, Ox's Tongue, Tailwort, Common Borage, Echium, Gol, Cow's Tongue Flower, Gavzaban.
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Days to Germinate:
Days to Bloom:
18 - 24 Inches
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Seeds Packed For*:
*Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.
Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.
Borage is a cool-season crop and does well in the cool temperatures of Spring and Fall. Soil temperature should be at least 50F for seeds to sprout. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/4 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge. Plant 3 seeds in the furrows spaced 16 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water. Keep moist until established.
Borage may be harvested when fully mature, after about 60 days of growth. Cut individual young leaves for use, when about 1"-5" long. Harvest flowers as soon as they open and blossom for optimum flavor and aroma. Harvest regularly for continuous growth.
Amount per 1 cup (89 grams)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat0.6 g
Saturated fat0.2 g
Sodium 71 mg
Potassium 418 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Protein 1.6 g
Vitamin C 31mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.