Botanical name: Borago officinalis
Synonym: Borago aspera, Borago hortensis
Common name: Borage, starflower
Native to: Europe
Life cycle: annual
Flower colour: pink to blue
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to August
Characteristics and usage: Borago officinalis is cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, a medicinal herb with edible leaves and flowers. The flowers are highly attractive to bees.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 19g
Seeds per gram: 53
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed directly where it is to grow, Borage seeds are best sown in full or partial sun.