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Product Description:

Borago officinalis var. ‘Alba’ The beautiful and rare ivory version of blue-flowered borage. The plants are easy to grow and perform identically with the sole distinction of the flower color. Use the tasty blooms as garnishes on everything from beverages to desserts, and add the foliage to salads. Bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators adore the flowers making borage an excellent garden companion plant. Approximately 50 seeds per gram. Germination code: (1)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Bummer Borage

I purchased both types of borage, both have done very poorly. I have grown for years, after moving to another home I wanted to start again.
I have noticed most seeds purchased this year from Territorial have not done well at all. Humm.

Sorry to hear that! That is definitely not the norm. We do test every lot of seed we sell and we will not sell it if it doesn't pass our germination standards (which are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act). At Territorial, we stand behind our products with a full guarantee. We are committed to your satisfaction and want you to feel confident in your purchase. If anything you buy from Territorial falls short of your expectations, we will make it right by replacing the item (if available) or providing a refund, whichever you prefer (for up to one year from purchase). Feel free to contact our dedicated customer service at 800-626-0866 team (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) or and we will gladly assist you.

Chantelle R.
Quick Germination

I bought these seeds in Feb. 2021 and started them in starter pots. They germinated quickly. We've had the blue borage before and the biggest difference I saw in our garden (located Dallas, Tx) was that this version didn't grow as tall as the blue one. We also saw less blooms, BUT we also had a little pest loving on these leaves. I will definitely be planting again next year and would still recommend!

Herbs feed the palate and the soul! They add color and contrast to the landscape, perfume our homes, heal our wounds, and tantalize our taste buds. They are easy to grow. Whether in the garden or on the windowsill, learn their likes and dislikes, and you'll be rewarded with flavor and beauty.

Germination Codes
Check the code at the end of the description for specific germination requirements.
(1) Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F.
(2) Larger seeds need to be covered with soil at least as thick as the seed itself. May be slow and erratic to germinate.
(3) These seeds need a period of cold stratification for successful germination. Best results are obtained when the seeds are kept warm and moist for 2 weeks followed by temperatures of 33-35°F for 4-6 weeks or until germination starts.
(4) No special requirements, but germination may be slow and erratic.

• Fertile, well-drained soil provides the best results• Harvest and fertilize regularly to encourage vegetative growth
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For leafy herbs snip off flower buds as they appear

• Start seeds 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Small seeds (thyme, savory, marjoram, oregano) can be gently pressed onto surface of the soil—don't cover or bury seed
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days for optimum growth
• Small seedlings such as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram may be successfully transplanted in small clumps
• Hardy herbs can be transplanted after the last frost
• Transplant tender herbs after last frost when weather has stabilized

Harvest & Storage
• Fresh use: Harvest only as needed
• Drying: Harvest at peak maturity, hang small bunches from ceiling in a dry, warm (80-90°F), dark location with good ventilation for 1-2 weeks
• Distilling: Harvest when blooms are just beginning to appear; at this point the leaves contain the highest level of essential oils

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