Days to Maturity: 80 days. (Borago officinalis)
Borage is a bushy herb with bright blue edible flowers. The plant has been used to attract bumble bee pollinators to garden plots. The leaves can be used sparingly to add a cucumber-like flavor in salads, or for flavoring cool drinks.
Plants fade in deep summer heat and humidity, but can be reseeded for late summer/early fall harvest. Medicinal: Seeds contain over 20% GLA (gamma-Linolenic acid) which is extracted and used commercially as an economical substitute for evening primrose oil.
Growing instructions: Annual. Germination: 70°F, light required, 10 days. Transplant or direct seed. Full sun. 24-36 in. tall.
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