Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$2.25
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Comfrey

Symphytum officinale


  • Perennial herb
  • Improves soil


Perennial herb with clump forming habit.  Plants have large dark green, hairy, ovate leaves and produce upright stems with white to pink bell-like flowers.  Plants grow to 120cm tall by 60cm wide.  Very fast growing.

Comfrey is often used to improve soil quality.  Plants have deep roots which bring up nutrients from deep in the soil and make them available to other shallow rooted plants.  Leaves a can be used to make a liquid fertiliser.  Leaves are a fantastic compost activator.  Comfrey is also a popular companion plant.   

Also known as Comphrey, Knitbone, Common Comfrey, and English Comfrey.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedling
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring and Autumn
Germination: 25-30 days @ 20-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing: 60cm
Plant Height: 120cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil.
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 365 days
*Notes: Can be invasive. Cold stratification may help germination.

(Product number: F4-10)
Seeds per gram: 150 seeds


SKU F4-10
Shipping Weight 0.0005kg
Botanical name: Symphytum officinale
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 150
Photo credits:

Photo by Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

Photo by Dinkum

Photo by Andreas Eichler / CC BY-SA 4.0

Worked out well!

5 December 2019
I followed the instructions on the packet, 30 days in the fridge and they’re sprouting and healthy.
(5)

Need cold stratification

9 June 2019
I put them in the fridge for 20 days from end of April, then plant. Now they are sprouting.
(5)

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