Details: Borage , Borago officinalis), also known as starflower, is an annual herb. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has naturalized in many other locales. It grows satisfactorily in gardens in the UK climate, remaining in the garden from year to year by self-seeding. The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose in some parts of Europe.Bees and butterflies love this flower. The plant is also commercially cultivated for borage seed oil extracted from its seeds. 65-70 seeds per gram Borage seeds require no special treatment to get them going. Sow by creating a shallow groove across a veg bed about half an inch deep. Sprinkle in the seeds leaving one every couple of inches. Firm back the soil and water. Allow a gap of 12 inches between rows.