Borage is great for pollinators!
This annual forms a large bushy plant with bountiful, edible, blue flowers and leaves. It’s a great plant for pollinators and has a long bloom period. Add flowers with a mild cucumber taste to salads or use as garnishes. The hundreds of lovely, blue, star-shaped flowers top stems of medium green foliage with long toothy leaves. Sow seeds outdoors (recommended) as soon as the soil has warmed in the spring. Plant 1/4 – 1/2″ deep, spaced 12″ apart as they grow quite bushy. Borage grows quickly and blooms early to mid summer and readily self seeds.
Climate: Sun/ Part Sun – Avg/Moist
Bloom time: Summer
Packet weight: 6 gm, approx. 360 seeds
Germination: 7-14 days