Bring the color and fragrance of the French countryside into your garden! The edible herb borage (Borago officinalis
) is also wondrous to look at, with clusters of starry, intensely sky blue flowers that are pink in bud. The leaves have a cucumber-like flavor and can be sliced into salad, and are a traditional garnish for gin-based cocktails. The flowers are also lovely strewn over a salad. Borage is a traditional medicinal herb of several uses. The leaves are rich in potassium.
This annual will thrive in any sunny location and reseed itself if not mulched. It is very drought-tolerant. Plant borage anytime from early spring through summer.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a flower farm in the Massif Central
by a family group. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 3 gm (Approx. 150 seeds)