Borage Seeds

Borage Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $11.59
1/4 Pound $26.29 43% Savings
1 Pound $58.79 68% Savings
5 Pounds $209.99 ($2.62/ounce) 77% Savings
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  • Must have addition to your vegetable garden as a pollinator attractor
  • Tall heirloom annual
  • A tasty culinary herb, popular in European cuisines
  • Produces attractive, edible flowers
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Spreading

Flavor Profile Cucumber-like; Slightly Sweet; Refreshing
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant
Harvest Advantages Dried
Plant Resistance Deer

About Borage Seeds

Borage officinalis

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Starflower

Similar in taste to certain types of cucumber, borage is a tasty culinary herb that is widely used in Europe and increasingly popular in the United States. Borage also produces very attractive edible flowers. Plant borage seeds in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.

Planting Information

Planting Borage Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 12 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 50 to 80 days
View our Borage Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 53 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 1,300 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 5,200 Up to 600 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 20,800 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 104,000 Up to 12,500 Sq. Ft

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