9cm Pot, Seed Packet

Symphytum officinale or common comfrey has bell shaped flowers varying in colour from white, shades of blue to shades of pink to purple. Good bee plant. Foliage used to make organic plant feed.



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Latin Name: Symphytum officinale

Common Name(s): Comfrey

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Damp, Shade





Flowering Time:

May - June

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Also known as true comfrey, wild comfrey, Other English names include Quaker comfrey, cultivated comfrey, boneset, knitbone, consound, and slippery-root. Often found in Damp, often shady localities, in meadows, woods etc, especially near streams and rivers, Grows in moderately fertile, moist soil in sun or partial shade. Makes good ground cover across soil surface but can become invasive. A brown to iron dye can be obtained from the leaves of comfrey and has been used as a healing herb for muscle pain and joint pain in the past.

Comfrey plants are part of the borage family and have white flowers that sit on a bed of broad comfrey leaves.

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