Borage | Perenial Herb Seed
$4.71 – $11.85 AUD excl gst
The beautiful blue flowers can be used in salads to add the flavour of cucumber and even in summer drinks
- Leaves can also be used and have the same cucumber flavour.
- Very attractive to bees so will encourage them into your garden.
- Long harvest period
- Ideal for compost teas
- Bee attracting, beneficial insect plant.
- Avg. 1,500 seeds/30g
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds as soon as the soil has warmed in the spring. Plant 6-12mm deep, 3 seeds per 30cm in rows that are 60cm apart. Thin to 30cm spacing for individual plants.
Transplant: Starting borage for transplanting is possible, but not recommended, as it develops a taproot and is somewhat difficult to transplant.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Grows well in average soil and will perform well even in poor soils.
PLANT HEIGHT: 45-60cm.
PLANT SPACING: 30cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Harvest borage as it begins to flower. Dry flowers quickly under moderate heat with good air circulation.
Note: Borage readily self-sows.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Borage officinalis
- Latin Name; Borago officinalis
- Days To Maturity; 50 – 60 Days
- Life Cycle; Annual
- Hybrid Status; Open Pollinated
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