BORAGE Blue Edible Flowers Honey Bees Heirloom Non-GMO 100 Seeds
Pure Seed – Non-GMO – Fresh – No Filler
- Edible, Honey Bee, Old Fashioned
- Tall heirloom annual
- A tasty culinary herb, popular in European cuisines
- Produces attractive, edible flowers
- Borage is an annual that is native to Europe and the Middle East.
- Plants are large and sprawling, and the leaves are covered with bristly hairs.
- The blue, star-shaped flowers hang downward and are edible.
- Fresh flowers can be used as a garnish or tossed into salads.
- Candied flowers are beautiful decorations for cakes and other desserts.
- Young borage leaves can be cooked like spinach and taste like cucumber.
- Borage is also known as bee’s bread because honey bees love the nectar
A Bit More About Borage:
- Borage, Borago officinalis, is an annual herb in the forget-me-not, or Boraginaceae family that has naturalized across most of the United States.
- Native to the Mediterranean region, it has made a name for itself far and wide as a tasty herb with edible flowers that pollinators love.
- The flowers and leaves are used in a variety of herbal remedies, and the oil extracted from the seeds is high in gamma linolenic acid, which may help to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of asthma.
- Borage grows just about anywhere, and that’s only a slight exaggeration. It thrives in full sun to part shade locations, in containers, or spreading out in a meadow.
- It’s suitable for gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zones 2-11 and isn’t too demanding when it comes to moisture or soil – which is why it pops up in sandy and clay soil alike. So long as it doesn’t have wet feet, borage will be happy to do its thing.
- The plant features beautiful, bright blue flowers that have a distinct star shape.
- The stems are covered in fuzz and have a deep red color when they’re young.
- Plants grow to a mature height of about two feet.
- Name: Borage Seeds
- Botanical Name: Borage officinalis
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Planting Season: Spring
- Plant Type: Edible flower
- Features: Heirloom, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Attracts Pollinators, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor
- Days to Maturity: 50-80 Days
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
- Sowing Method: Direct Sow, Start Indoors
- Cold Stratification: No
- Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Ships: Year Round
BORAGE Blue Edible Flowers Honey Bees Tall Heirloom Annual Non-GMO 100 Seeds
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