Livingston Seeds - Borage

Livingston Seeds - Borage

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Borage, also known as starflower, boasts stunning star-shaped flowers that are an attractive shade of blue. These delicate blooms not only provide visual appeal but also attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for supporting a thriving garden ecosystem.

In addition to its ornamental value, Borage is a versatile herb with various culinary uses. The leaves and flowers have a mild cucumber-like flavor, adding a refreshing twist to salads, dips, and other culinary creations. You can also freeze the flowers in ice cubes or steep them in cold water for a refreshing summer beverage.

Beyond its culinary applications, Borage has long been treasured for its medicinal properties. The leaves and flowers are rich in beneficial compounds, including antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Borage is often used to promote overall well-being, support healthy skin, and alleviate certain respiratory and digestive discomforts.

Growing Livingston Seeds - Borage is a delight for both experienced gardeners and beginners. Sow the seeds directly in well-draining soil after the last frost, as Borage prefers to be grown directly in the garden rather than transplanted. Choose a sunny or partially shaded location and keep the soil evenly moist throughout the growing season.

This fast-growing herb reaches a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimeters) and produces an abundance of flowers that will continue to bloom throughout the summer months. The fuzzy, green foliage adds texture and interest to the garden, making Borage an attractive ornamental plant as well.

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