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The classic blue flower to decorate Pimms, summer drinks (freeze it in ice cubes) and puddings. Brilliant for pollinators and an excellent edible flower. wilt the leaves for a sauce for pasta and stuffing for ravioli.

Genus Borago
Group/Species officinalis
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Blue Borage
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in March, or direct April-July.
Care Tips Should be potted on and planted out when the frosts are over. It's a lovely plant that prolifically Self-sows so you won't need to sow again.
Flowering April - November, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing.
Vase Life Flower production: 2-3 months.
Cooking Notes Freeze for ice cubes, or wilt leaves for pasta sauce and ravioli stuffing.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Borago officinalis (Borage) reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Tricia

Efficient service. Everything arrives well packed and plants are heLthy.

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Reviewed 7th March 2020 by Ernie

As stated earlier

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Marion

Yes, Lovely flowering in the border.

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Sue

Prompt delivery and well packaged as always. Plants are thriving and adding to our pleasure when in our G & T ice cubes!

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Kay

Germinated as expected planted out and seem to be thriving

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rona

Good, strong, healthy plants, close to 100% germination rate, hoping for prolific self-seeding now. Growing it randomly in among Tropaeolum 'Empress of India' – looks great.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

So pretty & loved by bees too!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marie

So far so good. The seeds where easy to plant as the seeds are a good size. Protection against slugs is needed when the seedlings are still young though.
Waiting for the slugs survivors to bloom 😊

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Bloomed quickly, all finished now

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Derek

Seeded well and came up lovely

Borage seeds

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Reviewed 26th February 2015 by Jo

I grew borage for the first time last Summer. The seeds germinated really well and the plants were vigorous. I planted them around my young apple trees and in my herb bed. Very popular with bees.The flowers are a really beautiful shade of blue and look lovely in salads. The young leaves taste like cucumber. I used the fading plants to make liquid fertiliser. Fantastic value.