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Borage: Heirloom Blue

Borage: Heirloom Blue

Regular price $9.95 USD
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Feed the Bees and your plants with Heirloom Blue Borage!

This listing is for a Borage seedling in a deep four-inch pot. Your plant will have a few sets of leaves - it is not full-size. We have found borage does best when shipped young so it has time to develop a nice healthy taproot in your garden.

Our Borage seedlings are direct-sowed in nursery pots 3.5 in wide by 4.5 inches tall.

Bees LOVE borage and we'll often find the little buzzers passed out on the flower buds, drunk on pollen. Arguably the best pollinator attractor, borage is a workhorse in the permaculture garden. The leaves make a fantastic chop-and-drop mulch or nutritious green additive to your compost pile. You can also add borage leaves to your fertilizer tea (hint - we add borage leaves to our comfrey leaf fertilizer for a free, super nutritious soil amendment).

Borage leaves taste like cucumber and can be used in salads, stir-fry, and tea.

In the garden, the uses of borage include repelling pests such as hornworms, attracting pollinators, and aiding any plants it is interplanted with by increasing resistance to pests and disease. It is also helpful to, and compatible with, most plants — notably tomatoes, strawberries, and squash. Borage adds trace minerals to the soil it is planted in and is good for composting and mulching. It is an annual, but readily self-seeds and thrives in full sun.

Name: Borage
Scientific name: Borago Officinalis
Family: Boraginaceae

Growing Tips

Shipping

Live Plants are shipped to the domestic US only.

  • Live plant orders ship on Mondays via USPS Priority Mail. This ensures your plant will not sit in a hot truck or warehouse over the weekend. Orders for live plants placed after 11pm Sunday may not ship until the following week. Please note shipping estimates before you place your order. 

Before You Order Live Plants

  • Check your weather - we recommend that you do not order during extended cold or hot weather. We can not be responsible for plants that are damaged due to weather.
  • You are responsible for following your state laws re: the shipment of live plants. Please make sure it is legal to accept plants via USPS in your location.

Your satisfaction is our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Carriers

We use the following carriers to deliver our orders:

  • USPS - our preferred carrier. Most orders are shipped USPS
  • UPS
  • DHL

Order Tracking

When a tracking # is provided by the shipping carrier, we will update your order with the tracking information. Please note that some orders using 1st Class USPS mail will not have tracking numbers.

Shipping Rates

Our preferred carrier is USPS Priority Mail for live plants.

The rate charged for the shipping of your order is based on the weight of the products ordered and your location. Before the final checkout, you will be shown what the cost of shipping will be, and you will have a chance to not place your order if you decide not to.

Back Orders

If an item goes on back order we will let you know immediately. We generally will ship the part of your order that is in stock. When the item becomes available we will ship you the rest of your order. You will not be charged any additional shipping and handling for the second shipment.

Returns

LeeHouse Live Plant Guarantee and Return Policy

30 Day Happy Plant Guarantee: We promise your plant will arrive healthy, happy, and ready to thrive. Sometimes, plants get damaged during shipping. If your plant arrives dead or damaged, we'll replace it within 30 days of your order. If your specific plant is out of stock, we'll offer a replacement or a refund.

If your plant arrives damaged: 

  1. Snap a photo of the plant and box.
  2. Email us at support@leehouse.co with the photo within 30 days.

Plant Not Delivered?

  • Check your order tracking. All plants are shipped Priority Mail and should arrive within 3-4 business days. We only ship plants on  Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • If overdue by 5 days, contact us at support@leehouse.co. Note: We can not provide a refund or credit for incorrect delivery info at checkout.

Refunds?

  • We prefer to replace, but we'll consider refunds individually. Let us know the specific in your email.

Returns?

  • We can't accept returns of plants. We're happy to offer suggestions on how to revive a sad plant, or we recommend you compost your plant if it's too far gone.
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Customer Reviews

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Love love love ! Exactly as described

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Good communication, timely shipping, items as described, thanks so much!

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A.

My Borage plant arrived safely and promptly. I followed the enclosed instructions and planted it yesterday and it’s already grown noticeably! I’ve never had a Borage plant before and I’m looking forward to adding more some day.

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L.

Very happy with the plants I received.

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A.O.

The seedlings from Lee House Gardens were shipped in their own small pots with a protecting sleeve around each one. The plants were healthy and bigger than I expected. Much better than other places I have ordered from. I have had them 10 days and they are already starting to bloom. Will shop here first from now on.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
94%
(17)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
K
K.

Love love love ! Exactly as described

T
T.

Good communication, timely shipping, items as described, thanks so much!

A
A.

My Borage plant arrived safely and promptly. I followed the enclosed instructions and planted it yesterday and it’s already grown noticeably! I’ve never had a Borage plant before and I’m looking forward to adding more some day.

L
L.

Very happy with the plants I received.

A
A.O.

The seedlings from Lee House Gardens were shipped in their own small pots with a protecting sleeve around each one. The plants were healthy and bigger than I expected. Much better than other places I have ordered from. I have had them 10 days and they are already starting to bloom. Will shop here first from now on.