Borage – Borago officinalis (30 Seeds)

 

  • Honey flavour flowers
  • Annual 90cm
  • Edible
  • Light violet to pink flowers
  • Good for beds, rockeries and edging
  • Bee attracting

 

Borage is a good source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants that boost the immune system, calcium to strengthen bones and teeth, potassium to balance fluid levels within the body, and iron to develop the protein hemoglobin to transport oxygen in the bloodstream. The plant also contains lower amounts of zinc, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, and folate. In European folk medicine, Borage leaves and flowers are used as a diuretic, sore throat aid, and natural remedy to exhaustion.

 

The flowers can be added whole to fruit or green salads, layered into sandwiches, or they can be used as an edible garnish on cakes, cold soups, ice cream, and delicate pastries. Borage flowers can also be candied, mixed into dips, incorporated into beverages such as lemonade, white wine sangria, spritzers, and other cocktails, or the flowers can be frozen into ice cubes as an attractive element.

 

How to sow and grow:

 

Method:

Sow direct or raise seedlings

Sowing Depth:

10 mm

When:

Spring, summer and autumn

Germination:

10-14 days @ 20-22°C

Hardiness / Life Cycle:

Hardy Annual

Plant Spacing:

30 cm

Plant Height:

90 cm

Position:

Part or full sun, well drained soil

Days to Maturity/Flowering:

80-90 days

 

*Notes: Remove spent flowers to prolong flowering. Susceptible to downy mildew. Protect from slugs and snails.

 

    Borage – Borago officinalis (30 Seeds)

    $3.00Price
      • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment

      • Our seed varieties are open-pollinated

      • No GMO's

      • Non chemically treated

      • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free

      • Hand-harvest in season

      • High germination success. Tested seasonally

      • Please store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight