Pretty blue flowers help to attract beneficial bees to your garden.
Loads of pretty blue flowers help to attract beneficial bees to your garden. Plants grow to 50 cm (20") tall in the garden. We believe that borage is often overlooked and definitely under used in the garden as it makes an outstanding ornamental plant. Flowers are used as a garnish, for salads or are candied while the leaves are used to flavour claret punch. Borage may establish itself in the garden by self-sowing or by animals distributing the seeds. While it is adventive, borage is not invasive. Annual
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How To Grow
40 seeds per gram. Sow seed directly outdoors in a sunny site with average soil in mid to late May. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart. Thin seedlings to 30 cm (12") apart. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less medium 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Keep temperature at 20 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period then grow on at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and planting out after the danger of frost has passed.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors For Earlier Flowering or Sow Direct in Spring%2E
Days to Emergence
Can Withstand Light Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Pollinator and bee garden plant.
Massing in the annual flower bed.