Borago officinalis 50 Seeds - Borage

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Borago officinalis is an annual herbaceous flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Borago officinalis is commonly known as borage or starflower and is native to the Mediterranean. The leaves are simple and alternate, measuring 2 to 6 inches long. The flowers have 5 blue to white or pink colored petals and resemble the shape of a star. The leaves and flowers are edible and their seeds contain oil which can be extracted. Borago officinalis is also known as an herbal remedy used to combat stomach, respiratory, cardiovascular, and urinary issues. Borago officinalis grows best in moist well-draining soil sitting in full sun to partial shade. Borago officinalis is drought tolerant, water adequately when soil is dry. USDA plant hardiness zones 2a to 11a. 

Borago officinalis seeds should be planted ½ inch deep and lightly watered in. Sown seeds require consistent moisture to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Ideal germination temperatures range from 70°F to 85°F. Germination typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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