It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.

Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

FREE POSTAGE on all orders. At the moment we don’t ship to Southern Ireland, Europe or Internationally. More info about SHIPPING


Borage 'Blue'

SKU 00185
In stock
Product Details

Borago officinalis 'Blue' Seeds

Blue Blorage is an early flowering hardy annual with beautiful clear blue star shaped flowers. Borage seeds are large and are very easy to sow and grow. They prefer dappled shade. Borage is good in the garden grown with Cerinthe and Salvia viridis for pollinating insects. Butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects love Borage! What's more Borage flowers are edible and can be frozen in ice cubes to add to Pimms and other refrehing summer drinks.

Genus Borago officinalis
Variety Blue
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height and Spread 60/90cm x 45cm (2-3 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow Seeds Easy to grow. Sow indoors in March/April. Sow direct from May-July for flowers this year then August/September for early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 45cm / 18 inches between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in a partly shaded position.
Flower Production Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing then flowers for 2 - 3 months. Sow in succession for flowers from May to November.
Picking Pick Borage flowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them
in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Borage is one of the best early blue flowers you can grow. Looks great in the garden with other blues such as Salvia viridis and Cerinthe major. Lovely with Feverfew (tanacetum parthenium) and bright orange and yellow early flowering Calendula officinalis will add a punch to your display.

Save this product for later