Approximately 50-55 seeds per gram Lot# BO01300 Borago officinalis An easy to grow, self-seeding plant with vivid blue, star-shaped flowers and cucumber flavored foliage. Borage plants will grow to a height of about 45 cm (18"), and spread about 30 cm (12"). Borage is a hardy annual that is native to northern Europe, and grows well in the temperate regions of North America. It attracts bees and is a good companion plant for tomatoes and strawberries. Borage blooms in late spring to mid-summer. Harvest leaves and flowers as needed. Older leaves become prickly. Pinch plant back to keep shorter and promote more dense foliage.
Plant Borage in areas where full sun is achieved. Borage plants like rich, well-drained soil for optimal plant growth. It is best to surface sow these seeds and barely cover with soil mixture. They require light for germination. Thin to 60 cm (24") apart. Borage will get large and fill in spaces between plants.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose, well-drained soil.
Planting Depth: Do not cover seeds as they need light to germinate. Thin to 60 cm (24") apart.
Height at Maturity: 45 cm (18"). Spread: 30 cm (12”)
Days to Maturity: 50-60 days. Pick leaves when plant is able to support harvesting.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Thin to 60 cm (24") apart.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated Seeds. These large plants will bear hundreds of small edible flowers that will be buzzing with bees all summer as the flowers are also attractive to pollinators. Borage is an annual that will self-seed. Direct sow this annual in full sun. Do not cover seeds, as they need light to germinate.