Borage (Borago officinalis) — Seeds




This is a Borage.

Borage is drought tolerant, a dynamic accumulator and ornamental. It blooms summer to early fall with blue and purple flowers. USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9.

Bees love the flowers of this beautiful plant. If you let it go to seed, other borage plants will return year after year. The edible flowers are beautiful accents in a salad and have a light flavor reminiscent of a mild spicy cucumber. Although the leaves and flowers contain trace amounts of liver cancer causing pyrrolizidine alkaloids, many people use the leaves as an accent vegetable in soup, ravioli, stirfries, or teas.

Seeds Per Gram: 65
Common Name: Borage
Latin Name: Borago officinalis
Family: Boraginaceae
Bloom (species): summer to early fall
blue and purple flowers
Tree (species): drought tolerant
a dynamic accumulator
Lifecycle: Annual
Forest Layer: Herb, Flower
Food Type: Vegetable, Herb, Tea
Height: 2-3
Width: 3-5
Hardiness (species): 6-9
Sun: Full
Native Range: Europe
Soil PH: 6-7.5
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Water Needs: Average
Pollinated By: Bees, Bumblebees
Companions: legumes, spinach, brassicas, strawberries, tomatoes
Propagation: Seed
Other Uses: The plant is commercially cultivated for borage seed oil extracted from its seeds.
Sources: pfaf.org

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