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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) - (out of stock)

(Echinacea purpurea) - A beautiful and hardy perennial native to Eastern North America. The large, purple, cone-shaped blossoms attract lots of bees and pollinators, and song birds love the small seeds produced in the fall. Third year roots are used medicinally as an immune booster. Approx. 100 seeds (0.5 gram)

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Russian Comfrey Root Cuttings - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Russian Comfrey (Root Cuttings) - Package of 12 (out of stock)

Orders will be shipped May 2020

A multi-purpose super-plant, or arguably a very useful weed. I'm really happy we can offer comfrey root cuttings to you all!

The easiest plant in the world to grow. Although we don't know the specific strain of comfrey that we have, it's the sterile Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum) which only propagates through root cuttings. It won't spread and take over the garden, but choose a location carefully. Once comfrey is in the ground, it's there forever. Every piece of root grows easily into a new plant.

Shipping within Canada only. We dig and ship twice a year, May and October. Orders will be filled on the soonest dig.

Prices and Shipping details
: Please select the Live Plants and Roots shipping option during checkout. Postage is $20. When you order seeds and comfrey together, we'll mail your seeds out first and send the comfrey when it's time.

For larger quantities, click on the sizes below:

Sizes:
-12 roots for $20
-24 roots for $35
-36 roots for $45
-48 roots for $55



All about comfrey:


A powerful healing herb, comfrey is one of our most used medicinals around the farm. Both the leaves and roots have skin healing properties, I often use it as a quick poultice for minor cuts, and made into a salve with calendula it's great for dry skin and eczema.

Comfrey is also a super useful soil building plant. It's roots reach down many feet, drawing up nutrients into the prolific bushy foliage. The leaves can be cut multiple times per year as a fertilizer source. They can be brewed into a nitrogen rich fertilizer tea, used as mulch around plants or simply composted.

Traditionally eaten as a cooked green and spring tonic in many cultures, the leaves are soft and quite tasty, but fuzzy. Most authorities no longer encourage consuming comfrey internally, due to low levels of potentially toxic alkaloids. Many animals love it, we used to feed buckets full to our goats and cows.

We've planted comfrey around some of our young fruit trees. The uncut leaves form a perfect natural mulch where they fall, depositing nutrients and suppressing tree-competing grass.

Comfrey loves moisture, they thrive along stream sides and in ditches. But being the adaptable plants that they are, can grow in pretty much any soil.

Our comfrey has lived here at the farm longer than we have. We inherited a healthy patch of comfrey growing amongst the alders alongside Kempt Brook, maybe planted decades ago by one of our herb growing predecessors at the farm. I've been dividing and planting that comfrey over the years, and now it grows scattered throughout the orchard and thrives in a big patch in the moist gravelly soil by our bridge.
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Wild Yarrow - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Wild Yarrow (out of stock)

(Achillea millefolium) A delicate looking but very hardy perennial wildflower. Found in meadows and along the edges of pathways. Native all across the northern hemisphere, yarrow is an important medicinal plant in European, Chinese and Indigenous North American traditions. The whole plant is sweetly aromatic, especially the ferny leaves. Pink and white blooms start in early Summer and last into Autumn. Excellent food source for many beneficial insects. 100+ seeds

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Saint John's Chamomile - Annapolis Seeds - Anthemis sancti-johannis
Saint John's Chamomile (out of stock)

(Anthemis sancti-johannis) - Also known as Marguerite Daisy. A vigourous perennial with loads of golden-orange flowers. Despite it’s chamomile name, this one isn’t for teas and herbal uses (you want German Chamomile for that). The flowers start early summer and last for months, feeding every butterfly in the neighbourhood. I found the young plants very easy to get established, they even flowered for me in the first year. Aromatic ferny foliage. Loves dry soil and full sun. 24” tall. 100+ seeds

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Ashwagandha - Annapolis Seeds
Ashwagandha (out of stock)

New for 2020 - Withania somnifera - An important herb in Ayurvedic traditions. The roots are used medicinally for their adaptogenic and nervine properties. In warmer climates ashwagandha grows as a woody perennial. But here in Nova Scotia it's possible to grow as an annual, and although the roots will be smaller they're still worthwhile.

Start seeds in early Spring, and treat them like you would pepper plants (fun fact: ashwagandha is in the family Solanacea, the same as peppers and tomatoes). They need a long growing season to size up, covering plants with cloches to protect from early fall frosts can help. We grew about 20 plants last year, and got plenty of roots! 20 seeds - Limited supply


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German Chamomile - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
German Chamomile
Price: $3.00

(Matricaria chamomilla) Very easy annual with many small conical daisy-like flowers. The flower heads are used fresh or dry to make a wonderful soothing tea. The blossoms are also great attractors for bees and butterflies. Several hundred seeds

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Mugwort - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Mugwort
Price: $3.00

(Artemisia vulgaris) - Once established this tall growing perennial is almost maintenance free. Attractive fine-cut silvery leaves, they are used medicinally along with the roots for their stimulant properties and as an emmenagogue. Closely related to wormwood. 100+ seeds

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Catnip - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Catnip
Price: $3.00

(Neputa cataria) - Grow it for your cat, for herbal teas or for your favourite pollinators! This perennial mint relative is clumping in nature and easy to grow. 100+ seeds

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Milk Thistle - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Milk Thistle
Price: $3.00

(Silybum marianum) - Striking white and green mottled leaves and purple flowers. The seeds contain the compound silymarin and are traditionally used as a liver tonic. Annual. Approx. 50 seeds (1 grams)

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Motherwort - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Motherwort
Price: $3.00

(Leonurus cardiaca) - A hardy perennial member of the mint family. This medicinal grows to between 4 and 6 feet and produces small purple flowers much loved by bees. Several hundred seeds

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