(Borago officinalis Bianca) Annual herb, 50-60 days to bloom. Meet blue borage’s rare, white-flowered sister! The edible alabaster blooms of white borage impart a subtly sweet cucumber flavor and are irresistible to pollinators! This annual herb can be grown in USDA zones 3-9 and reach 2 to 3 feet tall. The young leaves and blooms are edible; leaves are perfect cooked like spinach, and the blossoms make an incredible edible flower for garnish and in beverages like cold tea! Interplant throughout your garden to encourage beneficial insects and entice pollinators to work your other blooms!
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 60-80 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Borago officinalis bianca
Growing Tips: Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked. Succession plant for longer blooming season. Frequently reseeds itself year after year.