Comfrey

Symphytum officinale


Standard seed packet, 5+ seeds

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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
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil.
Plant Spacing: 60cm
Hardiness: Frost hardy
Plant Height: 120cm
Care: Can be invasive. Cold stratification may help germination.

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


SKU F4-10
Botanical name: Symphytum officinale
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 5+ 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

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