Collection: Borage Seeds

Borage offers brilliant blue, star-shaped flowers with prickly fuzz-covered stems. This plant is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also holds medicinal qualities and often finds its way into the gardens of those who can appreciate an easy to grow and maintain plant. This bristly branching annual herb has pointed oval leaves with toothed, wavy margins. Borage flowers grow in loose clusters and offer an aroma similar to that of cucumber.

Growing borage seeds in your garden

  • A flavorful culinary herb with a cucumber-like taste
  • Produces attractive, edible flowers
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • Holds numerous medicinal 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
    Regular price As Low As $5.99
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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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Growing borage seeds in your garden

  • A flavorful culinary herb with a cucumber-like taste
  • Produces attractive, edible flowers
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • Holds numerous medicinal purposes

Use borage as a medicinal or culinary herb

Borage, also called bee plant and bee bread, is a culinary and medicinal herb that is widely used in Europe and is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. When planting borage seeds, it is best to use fine, well-worked and moist soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. While these seeds will tolerate partial shade, they greatly prefer full sun conditions. Seeds should be planted about 1/2 inch into the soil and approximately 12 inches apart. Within just 50 to 80 days, the plant will reach maturity and you can begin harvesting. To harvest borage, snip fresh, young leaves before they develop their bristly hairs. Flowers may be snipped individually or in clusters as soon as they open. Borage is considered to be a liberal self-sower, dropping its own seeds and producing new plants the following year. In fact, once a borage plant has established itself in your garden, you will likely never have to reseed again.

Attract pollinators and deter pests with borage

This easy-to-grow heirloom is great for attracting pollinators and can grow up to 24 inches tall and 30 inches wide! Adding borage to your garden will deter pests such as hornworms and it also aids plants it is interpolated with by increasing resistance to pests and disease. Borage is a companion to many other plants such as tomatoes, strawberries, and squash.

The nutritional value of the borage herb

In addition to providing health benefits to its surrounding plants, boarge is an edible flower that provides important phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins to those who consume it. Borage contains high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (an Omega 6 fatty acid, also known as GLA), vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium! Offering a cucumber-like taste, add fresh borage leaves to salads, juice them with lemonade, add to sausages, pizza, or poultry stuffing, or add it to tea as they do in European countries. The possibilities are endless with this tasty herb. Some medicinal uses of borage include treatment of arthritis, dermatitis, premenstrual painful conditions, anxiety, bowel syndrome, kidney ailments, and more. It also can improve respiratory health and skin conditions and is said to "give courage and comfort to the heart." You could say that borage is a sort of super plant.

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