Heritage Status: Unknown
Bio-Region of Origin: Unknown
Description: A perennial herb that has smaller leaves and is more compact than regular comfrey. Makes an excellent border plant, does not spread by seed and never loses it’s leaves. Has purple flowers.
For herbal leys, kikuyu barriers, liquid teas and feeding animals. An essential part of any garden and orchard/forest garden, an important mineral accumulator. Doesn’t spread from seed but will spread easily if the roots are broken up.
To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.
This excerpt from the Koanga Garden Guide is filled with valuable information.
Planting Instructions: The order will contain a mix of rooted / sprouted and unrooted / unsprouted pieces. For best results place unrooted / unsprouted pieces in compost in a warm place and keep well watered. Plant out once they have sprouted and increased in size. Rooted/ sprouted pieces can be planted straight out. Plant in spring approx 50cm apart (closer for barrier planting).