Borago Officinalis (Borage)

Borago Officinalis Seeds (Borage Seeds)

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Fast growing with edible flowers. Prefers well-drained soils and full sun.

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Borage, (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb originating in Syria, but naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as Asia Minor, Europe, North Africa, and South America. It grows to a height of 60–100 cm (2.0–3.3 ft), and is bristly or hairy all over the stems and leaves; the leaves are alternate, simple, and 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) long. The flowers are complete, perfect with five narrow, triangular-pointed petals. Flowers are most often blue in color, although pink flowers are sometimes observed. White flowered types are also cultivated. The flowers arise along scorpioid cymes to form large floral displays with multiple flowers blooming simultaneously, suggesting that borage has a high degree of geitonogamy. It has an indeterminate growth habit which may lead to prolific spreading. In milder climates, borage will bloom continuously for most of the year.
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Common name Borage
Family Boraginaceae
Genus Borago
Species Borago Officinalis
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Sow in a warmer soil, about one quarter inch deep (6mm). Cover the seeds and gently firm the soil on top of them.
Scarification / Stratification No

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