Borage Seeds Borage officinalis
- Annual; Grows 24-36 Inches
- A tasty culinary herb, popular in European cuisines
- Produces attractive, edible flowers
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Warmest Regions First):|
|Zones 8 – 10||Early-Mid March|
|Zones 7||Mid-Late March|
|Zones 6||Late March - Early April|
|Zones 5||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 2 – 4||Late April - Early May|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Coldest Regions First*):|
|Zones 2-4||Mid September|
|Zones 5||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6||Late September|
|Zones 7||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10||Early October|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
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.
Name: Borage Botanical Name: Borage officinalis Life Cycle: Annual Height: 24" - 36" Light Requirement: Full Sun Uses: Culinary - add flowers to drinks, salads, frosted to decorate cakes. Flowers and leaves have a cucumber-like flavor / Medicinal - Make a poultice for insect bites, stings, skin rashes / Use as a companion plant to attract pollinators Sowing Method: Direct Sow Seeds per Pound: NA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 10 Ships: Year-round Average Seeds Per Packet: ~60-70
Amount Recommended Coverage Packet Up to 30 Sq. Ft Ounce Package Up to 150 Sq. Ft 1/4 Pound Package Up to 600 Sq. Ft 1 Pound Sack Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft 5 Pound Sack Up to 12,500 Sq. Ft
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Very pleased with my Borage. They are very prolific; mine have produced 10 times more blooms than what I expected. It is very easy to grow. They are planted alongside our squash as I have read that they are beneficial to squash & tomatoes. The leaves really do taste like cucumber; it is very interesting. Thank you Eden Brothers for quality products.
I had heard that bees really like the flower on borage and that ones established it will see itself. I mixed with the bee pollinator mix and sewed the seeds right before a spring rain. I do have drip spray heads which provide regular light watering and they are thriving.
Great choice fast growing
Looking forward to large plants and realizing I sowed seed to closely for plants to have enough room. Surprised at close to 100% germination rate and pleased with the lush growth.
Fast, tremendous growth. Keep watered regularly - if borage dries out, it will quickly begin to wilt and slacken. Luckily, they'll shoot right back up when watered - don't wait too long, though!
They was a gift to my sister who was thrilled to get them.. She has a bee shortage in her town because of pesticides and plenty of space to sow the seeds.
The seeds arrived quickly and in great condition. wonderful germination rate so far. No issues at all.
Plant these near your tomato plants. These repel the hornworms that attack tomato plants, and produce a synergistic taste improvement in the fruit of the plant.
More Folks should grow and eat this
This herb or is it a herb? is great. Tastes great.