PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Unlike its cousin, S. officinale, the flowers of this useful plant are pure white. It makes a wonderful fertiliser and, being semi-evergreen, leaves can be added to the compost heap throughout most of the year. It can also be used as a mulch and a liquid fertiliser can be made by steeping leaves in water for a while. A little invasive, but regular dead-heading will prevent this. Gardeners with plenty of space can cultivate a comfrey patch so that they have a constant supply,|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Best sown direct in spring, thinning out to about 12 inches apart. Can also be sown under glass in autumn for early flowering the following spring.|