Borage flower are mainly used to garnish salads to add a bit of color. The flowers are not only gorgeous, but they also attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden as well, such as butterflies and bumblebees. The plants can be grown from freshly harvested seeds and go great in dried flower bouquets and floral arrangements as well.
- Season: Annuals
- Colors: White & Blue
- Height: 12 - 24 inches tall
- Width: 2 feet wide
- Uses: Medicinal and Culinary
The packets contain colorful illustrations on the front side, as well as detailed and in depth sowing instructions on the reverse side. They measure 3.25" wide by 4.5" tall.
(Packet of 100 Seeds)
Borage is an attractive herb that is often grown for it’s deep blue, star shaped blooms. It reaches a mature height of about 12 to 24 inches tall. Borage is not only sought after for it’s beauty, but also it’s cucumber flavored leaves and attractive flowers. Both of which are often used in salads, to add flavor and color. Grown as an annual herb, Borage will grow quickly, bloom profusely and then die soon after with the first killing frost. Plants can return the following year if seeds drop to the earth under it, or if they are collected for resowing.
Borage herb plants will attract an array of bumblebees and are also great to grow near vegetable gardens. It is recommended to harvest the leaves of Borage herb early as they will be much more flavorful. Matured leaves begin to get tough and hairy. The flowers of Borage however can be harvested at any time. Try cutting the plants to use in a decorative vase as well!
(Packet of 100 Seeds)
Borage is typically known as the beautiful flowering herb that produces blue flowers. But you might be surprised that there is a white variety of the same lovely flower! The plants grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall and can spread a good 2 feet in width. The flowers are attractive, as are the stems and leaves.
The flowers are known to attract bumblebees and honeybees and can easily be grown in large pots and containers, or directly in the garden as well. The plants are categorized as annuals and are grown for a single season. They will wither with the first frost, but can return the following year if the seeds are collected from spent blooms. You might also consider purchasing Blue Borage to grow them both!