Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
50-70 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Half Hardy

Borage is half hardy, and can resist light frost.

Crops
Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm

Borage thrives in cool climates and likes full sun, although it can tolerate partial shade. In hot climates, partial shade is best. The plant is very adaptable to a variety of environmental conditions and will grow very easily.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Borage can be sowed outdoors once the soil temperature reaches roughly 60˚ F, but germinates best around 70˚ F.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm)

Plant borage in a sunny part of the garden.

Water
Moderate

Borage seedlings will require regular watering, but once established, the plant is fairly drought tolerant.

Feeder
Light

Borage will grow fine in poor soil but will grow taller in soil that is rich in nutrients and organic matter. Soil too rich in nitrogen may cause the plant to bloom less.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Borage will grow well in containers that are at least 12" deep.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Blue
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
24.0-30.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
5-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Mild, cucumber-like taste.