Borage Seeds

$3.00

30 organic borage seeds ~ borago officinalis ~ starflower

Our seeds are organic, non-GMO, open-pollinated, zero man-made chemicals used for pesticides or herbicides, homegrown, tediously harvested by hand, dried and cured indoors with great care. See below for full details.

Description

Borage is one of the first medicinal plants we grew, years back. We love the fuzziness of the leaves and the bright blue flowers which attract lots of pollinators. A very attractive plant.
Sold out until summer 2017

Borage self seeds easily and as such, does better direct seeded.

Common name: Borage
Botanical name: Borago officinalis
Type: Self-seeding annual
Scarification/Stratification: Some cold treatment helps germination.
Hardiness: 28F
Sow temp/season: Sow in cold soil in late winter.
Sow depth/spacing: 1/2 inch deep and 3 inch spacing in row. 2-3 feet in between rows.
Germination time: 2-4 weeks depending on amount of cold treatment.
Final spacing: 18 inches
Final height/spread: 3 feet tall and 3 ft wide.
pH range: 6.0-7.5
Soil type: Not picky about soil type. But likes good drainage.
Root type: Thick, deep and shallow roots.
Nutrition Some compost after plants are 6 inches is all that is necessary.
Drainage: Needs good drainage.
Water requirement: Low to medium water requirement. More sun, more water.
Sun: At least 5 hours of direct sun a day.
Time to maturity: 80 days until maturity.
Hilling: None needed.
Suckering: Branches profusely.
Propagation: Direct seeding is best. One can start seed in a three inch pot and transplant to final location or into a 2-3 gallon pot.
Hybridization: None to worry about.
Uses: Strong pollinator attractor. Bees love it and the flowers (minus the calyx) and leaves are a good addition to teas in moderation for anti-depression. The seeds are a powerful blood pressure and hormonal regulator. Its claim to fame is its ability to deter the tomato horn worm and Japanese beetle

Additional information

Weight .6 oz
Dimensions 4 x 2.5 in

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