Large, fuzzy, cucumber-scented leaves and vivid blue flowers attract bees all summer long. Usually grown for the bees and flowers, young leaves can be cooked like spinach or used in salads. Also known as the starflower because of the arrangement of its petals, the flowers have a light cucumber flavour and will stun with their vivid blue petals. Borage seeds contain oils with the highest concentration (20% to 30%) of the fatty acid GLA. Altogether a versatile, attractive and useful herb, add starry blue flowers to salads, drinks, berry desserts for zing. Borage may self sow. It is attractive to bumblebees that must buzz at a certain resonance to release a jet of pollen.
Seeds Per Pound: 24,000
Plant Height: 24” tall
Planting Season: Spring
Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Indoor Sow
Planting Instructions: Plant seeds ¼” deep.
Soil Facts: Requires a well-prepared soil. Use general purpose fertilizer when preparing the soil.
Germination: 12-18 days at 70°F