Borage Seed

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Borage Seed

An attractive culinary and medicinal herb with bright blue flowers. Use leaves in salads and cold drinks.

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(Borago officinalis)

Borage is a bushy herb with bright blue flowers. The plant has been used to attract bumble bee pollinators to garden plots. The leaves can be used sparingly to add a cucumber-like flavor in salads, or for flavoring cool drinks. Medicinal: Seeds contain over 20% GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which is extracted and used commercially as an economical substitute for evening primrose oil.


Flowers:Bright blue flowers
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:24 to 36
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Soil:Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in approximately 10 days at 70�?�?�??°F.
Spacing:12 to 16
Sun:Prefers full sun. Tolerates light shade.
Pests and Diseases:None noted.

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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