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Borago officinalis, ( Borage, Common Borage) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Borago officinalis, ( Borage, Common Borage) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Borago officinalis

Borage, Common Borage

In Stock: 2.216 lb (Total:2.216lb)
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2.22 lb
Borago officinalis

Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
23,769
Quantity:
2.22 lb
Collected in:
The Netherlands
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
7
Item ID:
1833751

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: none required
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.

Borage, also known as Common Borage or Starflower, is an annual herb that is native to Syria but has been naturalized in various regions, including the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America. This plant is commercially grown for its borage seed oil extracted from the seeds that can also be used as a pot-herb or added to salads. With leaves rich in potassium and calcium, they have a refreshing cucumber-like taste. Borage is a prolific bloomer in milder climates, with blue, pink, or white flowers that attract bees and can be used to make an edible blue dye to color vinegar. It is even said to be a good companion plant for other vegetables, as it deters pests such as Japanese beetles and tomato hornworms. Borage has been traditionally used in various medical conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, and urinary issues. With a height ranging from 60 to 100 cm and an indeterminate growth habit, the plant prefers well-drained soils and can tolerate drought. Grow your borage for a stunning display of flowers and enjoy its culinary and medicinal benefits.

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