Symphytum officinale Open Pollinated

  • Perennial herb
  • Improves soil

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Comfrey' seeds

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.

Seeds per gram: 150
Product code: F4-10

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedling
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 365 days

*Notes: Can be invasive. Cold stratification may help germination.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Worked out well!

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

Need cold stratification

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