Symphytum officinaleRated 5/5 based on 2 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 10 seeds
- 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:
|When:||Spring and Autumn|
|Germination:||25-30 days @ 20-22°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost hardy Perennial|
|Position:||Part or full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||365 days|
(Product number: F4-10)
Seeds per gram: 150 seeds
|Botanical name:||Symphytum officinale|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||150|
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Worked out well!5 December 2019I followed the instructions on the packet, 30 days in the fridge and they’re sprouting and healthy.
Need cold stratification9 June 2019I put them in the fridge for 20 days from end of April, then plant. Now they are sprouting.