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Comfrey 'Common'
Comfrey 'Common'
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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 15"S
BLOOM: Lavender, Late Spring - Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Comfrey Plants

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey is one of our most popular medicinal herbs. Common Comfrey is also referred to as ‘Knitbone’ as it is the plant's high concentrations of Allantoin that helps reduce inflammation of sprains and broken bones. When mashed and heated into a poultice or applied as a salve, Comfrey can also make a wonderfully mild astringent great for ulcers and sores. The plant's natural Allantoin levels also make it a great herb for after sun care. Just steep fresh comfrey into a tea for external use, by straining the leaves and letting it cool. You can then soak the sunburned areas in the cooled tea to help reduce pain and discomfort, and promote healthy skin regeneration.

This vigorous self-seeder originated in Europe and temperate parts of Asia. Comfrey has dark green, long and oval shaped leaves that grow on upright branches on top of the plant. Soft, bell-shaped flowers in yellow or purple bloom from May until September. Comfrey enjoys a wet, shady area and will do well in most soil types. Though it makes a beautiful addition to the garden, it can sometimes be bothersome to get rid of, as new shoots grow easily from pieces of severed roots.

More recently, Comfrey has been the subject of a hot new composting trend. Because the plant yields large amounts of leaves, breaks down quickly and contains natural compost activators, you can create a compost tea from comfrey for fertilizing your plants. To learn how to make your own comfrey compost tea and how it benefits your garden, read our blog, Comfrey: Your Compost Companion.

NOT INTENDED FOR INDOOR GROWING

** Please note: Comfrey should not be taken internally as, even in small doses over time, it can be harmful.

Features
Zones: 3 - 9

Size: 36"H x 15"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Lavender, Late Spring - Summer

Comfrey Plant Uses: Comfrey can be applied externally to help heal ulcers and sores and reduce the swelling from broken and sprained bones. As a tea, it aides in digestion, though taken internally in large amounts may cause liver damage.

Tips: Comfrey likes a damp, grassy habitat. It is a fast growing plant, producing huge amounts of leaf during the growing season. It thus requires a lot of nitrogen, and will benefit from the addition of lawn clippings and other nitrogen-rich organic fertilizers. Comfrey is covered in small, fiberglass-like hairs and can cause skin irritation and itching. A vigorous self seeder, one plant will give you tons of seeds for planting!


Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
comfrey July 16, 2018
Reviewer: AMELIA MORGAN from yoder, CO United States  
I received them and was pleased that they had
come. and still green.   planted them , they did real
good until we had a hail storm and beat them up
good,  but they are starting to come back, will take time and careful planning.  because we also have wind that blows badly, so am protecting them  the best i can   otherwise the plants were a welcome sight. i use them for health, and such.   thank you much.

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Excellent June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Cynthia Green from Santa Fe, NM United States  
3 out of 4 strong and thriving. One suffered due to extreme heat of our drought.

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Comfrey June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Rhonda Becknell from Booneville, KY United States  
Healthy big plant that took right off

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Nice Plants! June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Eva Edmonds from Smithland, KY United States  
I received my Comfrey plants in good shape, and well packaged. They were still moist, and were not root bound. I planted in the ground after 3 days with aged manure compost. They are getting several new leaves and some extra shoots ~ looking like a great start!
*** I will say, if you have ordered a variety of plants, you will have to WAIT for the end of the time frame of the coldest planting zone you might be associated with before they mail your plants. Even if you are borderline, or in the 'banana belt' of your area. I felt I had to wait 2-3 weeks longer than is normal for western KY, but once I received my order they are lovely. I would order again, just keeping in mind the shipping time.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
The plant was nice size. November 4, 2016
Reviewer: Marilyn Lucas from Brownsville, KY United States  
The plant was nice size when I got it. It just took quite awhile to get my order. I had to call about my order, no one contacted me to tell me why my order was delayed, I had to call them.  I have planted the plant and with good sunlight and water it should do okay. It is somewhat yellow, I'm hoping that will get better as it grows.

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