Borago Officinalis – Borage Seeds


Grow borage alongside garden herbs, fruit, and vegetables to entice more insects to pollinate crops. Harvest its young leaves, with their cucumber-like flavour, and sweet-tasting flowers which are often used to decorate desserts. The leaves, when harvested young, have a slightly salty, cucumber flavour and are delicious served raw in salads. Fresh borage flowers make an attractive edible garnish and can be brewed into tea to support digestion.

Buy native borage seeds for ornamental and kitchen garden planting schemes.

Which wildflower mixtures contain native borage seeds?

You’ll find borage in our Wildflower Border Mix designed for naturalised planting schemes and also in our Wealden Heavy Clay Soils Mix. Pair this tall growing wildflower with other ornamental species suited to cottage garden and traditional border planting to create habitat and forage opportunities for pollinating insects, such as cornflower, common knapweed, viper’s bugloss, and corncockle.

Is borage good for pollinators?

The flowers of borage are beloved by pollinators because they take very little time to replenish their nectaries.

Can you eat borage?

An easy-to-grow herb, its leaves, flowers and stalks are edible and taste a little like cucumber. Borage leaves are good in salads, yoghurt or cream cheese mixtures, or served with shellfish

Is borage suited to kitchen garden planting schemes?

Borage is ideal for kitchen gardens as it is considered a beneficial companion plant, attracting pollinators, repelling pests, and supporting the health of nearby plants.

When should I sow native borage seeds?

Sow borage directly onto the ground in spring, or start under glass and plant out after the last frost.

How long does it take for borage seeds to germinate?

Read our recommendations for successful wildflower seed germination.

Should I water borage seeds during germination and growth?

Water borage seeds lightly and consistently during germination to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Once established, they are drought-tolerant and require minimal watering.

How do I prune or deadhead borage to encourage more blooms?

To encourage more blooms on borage plants you can regularly deadhead spent flowers by cutting them off at their base using clean garden shears, which redirects the plant’s energy towards producing new blooms. This practice, done throughout the blooming season, helps maintain the plant’s vitality and prolong its flowering period.

Native borage seed fast facts:

Flowers: Borage blooms with vibrant blue star-shaped flowers.

Height: Borage typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet.

Sow: Borage seeds are sown directly into the ground in spring or fall.

Lifecycle: Borage is an annual herb with a lifecycle of one year.

Best for: Borage is best for attracting pollinators and companion planting in vegetable gardens.

Also known as: Borage is also known as starflower or bee bush.

Latin name: Borago officinalis

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Seed Packet, 5g, 10g, 25g, 100g, 500g, 1kg


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