Collection: Borage Seeds (Heirloom)

Heirloom borage flowers are a vivid blue star form with prickly fuzz-covered stems. This plant is not only attractive, but it also has medicinal properties, and it is frequently found in the gardens of individuals who value a simple to grow and manage plant. The pointy oval leaves of this bristly branched annual herb have serrated, wavy borders. Heirloom borage blossoms are found in loose clusters and have a cucumber-like scent.

Planting the best heirloom borage seeds

  • Pollinator attractor
  • Produces beautiful, blue, star-shaped flowers
  • A spring-planted, annual heirloom herb
  • Offers medicinal and culinary purposes

  • Borage

    Borage Seeds

    Must have addition to your vegetable garden as a pollinator attractor

    Borage Seeds

    Must have addition to your vegetable garden as a pollinator attractor
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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  • Organic Borage

    Borage Seeds (Organic)

    Edible petals of this flower also attract bees to your garden

    Borage Seeds (Organic)

    Edible petals of this flower also attract bees to your garden
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  • White Borage

    Borage Seeds - White/Bianca

    Bring texture and pollinators with this star-shaped edible flower

    Borage Seeds - White/Bianca

    Bring texture and pollinators with this star-shaped edible flower
    Regular price As Low As $4.50
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Planting the best heirloom borage seeds

  • Pollinator attractor
  • Produces beautiful, blue, star-shaped flowers
  • A spring-planted, annual heirloom herb
  • Offers medicinal and culinary purposes

Heirloom borage, also known as bee plant or bee bread, is a culinary and medicinal herb popular in Europe and growing in popularity in the United States. It's preferable to use fine, well-worked, moist soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0 for sowing borage seeds. While these seeds can survive in partial shade, they prefer full sunlight. Seeds should be placed about 1/2 inch deep in the soil and 12 inches apart. The plant will achieve maturity in 50 to 80 days, at which point you can begin harvesting. Snip fresh, young leaves before they acquire bristly hairs to harvest heirloom borage. As soon as the flowers open, they can be cut individually or in clusters. Heirloom borage is a prolific self-seeder, generating new plants the next year after shedding its own seeds. In fact, once an heirloom borage plant has established itself in your yard, it's hard to get rid of it.

This easy-to-grow heirloom attracts pollinators and can reach a height of 24 inches and a width of 30 inches! Heirloom borage will keep pests like hornworms away from your garden, and it will also help the plants it is interpolated with by improving their tolerance to pests and disease. Heirloom borage grows well with a variety of other plants, including tomatoes, strawberries, and squash.

Heirloom boarge is an edible flower that delivers vital phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins to those who consume it, in addition to offering health advantages to its surrounding plants. It is strong in gamma-linolenic acid (commonly known as GLA, an Omega 6 fatty acid), vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium! Fresh heirloom borage leaves have a cucumber-like flavor and can be used in salads, lemonade, sausages, pizza, or poultry stuffing. It can also be used in tea, as it is in Europe. With this delectable herb, the possibilities are endless. Heirloom borage is used to cure a variety of diseases, including arthritis, dermatitis, premenstrual pain, anxiety, gastrointestinal syndrome, kidney problems, and more. It is also claimed to "provide courage and peace to the heart" and can help with respiratory and skin disorders. Heirloom borage can be described as a "super plant."

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for heirloom borage seeds, see the Borage Seeds Planting Guide.