Success! After years of trying to grow the blue ones we had much success with these at our community garden plot. These were such happy plants for us and they definitely attracted lots of pollinators.
The leaves and stems of the plants can irritate the skin, but the lovely star-shaped blooms are edible. I prefer to leave the plants as they are though because of the joy they give to pollinators but I've heard you can cook and eat the leaves.
I also recommend this plant to anyone looking for a plant that requires little irrigation and is xeric. Borage is great in that regard.
The bees love this plant and I should add that mine are only grown with organic fertilizers—when used. This plant is not a heavy feeder either so that's nice.
Germination instructions are included with your seeds. These are relatively easy to germinate and will self-sow in many places once established. (about 50 seeds)
Basic Plant Facts: Borago officinalis Grows 12-18" x 12-18" Likes sun
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied, please make contact within one week of receipt so that something can be worked out. Refunds and replacements are given upon the satisfactory return of the original item(s) within three weeks, minus shipping fees. Item(s) must be returned in their original packaging.
Seeds All growing recommendations made for seed germination are compiled from recognized botanical and horticultural sources. Please note these directions before growing, and follow them carefully. Should a germination problem arise, please notify us within one year of purchase. Refunds and exchanges will be granted if a germination problem has been brought to our attention by customers, and if we have noticed it ourselves here in the garden since we grow the same seeds ourselves.