I began with the spotted kind, but, not loving variegation in any form, I went to a good nursery, where I picked out a number of green forms, which differed so much in leaf that I had the greatest pleasure in using them.
There are several varieties-a drooping kind, which is one of the best of all pendulous trees, and a variegated-leaved kind, which is not satisfactory, as the variegation is seldom good.
The variegated leaved form of the common Comfrey (S. officinale) has striking variegation, effective in a garden of hardy flowers, and thriving in any soil.
There is also a variety in which golden or striped leaves mingle with the green ones in a pretty way, but this variegation is apt to disappear.
People who love variegation were delighted with this for years, and it took long to find out the really good things under this name.