Comfrey flower close up

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Comfrey growing in large clumps

(2/5) Comfrey growing in large clumps

Comfrey Symphytum officinale

(3/5) Comfrey Symphytum officinale By Smoobs [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Leaf of the Comfrey

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Comfrey For Sale

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Symphytum officinale
This well-known showy plant is a member of the Borage and Forget-me-not tribe, Boraginaceae. A hardy perennial, its large leaves are rough and hairy all over. Comfrey thrives in almost any soil or situation, but does best in moist conditions. A useful pla... Read More

$14.90 ($9.75-$14.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Comfrey

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,

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Yacon - Apple of the Earth

$19.75 ($3.95-$19.75 choose a size)

Also known as the 'Earth Apple' this is one of the ancient crops of the Inca's. This relative of the sunflower is popular to the people of Columbia, Ecuador and Argentina. The plant produces large tubers similar in appearance to sweet potatoes, but they have a much sweeter taste and crunchy flesh. The tubers can be eaten raw as a refreshing treat on their own, finely sliced and mixed into salads,boiled or baked, fried as chips or prepared as a pickle. There is also commercial interest as a flavouring for yoghurt. They are sweet, juicy and almost calorie free. The main stem can also be used like celery. The texture and flavour have been described as a cross between a fresh apple and watermelon. The plants are vigorous, herbaceous, perennial and extremely hardy tolerating hot summers, drought and poor soils. The foliage of the plant dies back in the winter after flowering at which time the tubers are harvested carefully to avoid damage to the tubers. They tend to continue sweetening if left in a cool dry and dark place for a week or two before consumption. The reddish rhizomes are then replanted for the next season.

Orange - Cara Cara Blood Navel

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A red fleshed navel, this variety was discovered in Venezuela in 1976. It has pink to red flesh similar to Star Ruby grapefruit. In South Africa it matures slightly earlier than Washington navel. It is sweet and the fruit often grows quite large. It is also a seedless variety that looks fantastic. The fruit is very large and is becoming a favourite in taste all around Australia. Quickly becoming the Blood Orange Tree to choose.

Sandalwood - Indian

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Medium-sized hemiparasitic trees that attach themselves to the root system of nearby plants from which they extract water and minerals. Pinto Peanut and Acacia are suitable hosts as they are a legume and hence a natural nitrogen source. Keep Acacias pruned so they dont over take growth of Sandalwood. Used in the production of sandalwood oil, trees are harvested from 8 years and the entire tree is used for oil production including the roots and stump. The production of sandalwood in India and Nepal is strictly controlled by the government who owns all the trees, however illegal harvesting and smuggling is a problem due to the high value of sandalwood oil.

Comfrey Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 4months ago




★★★★★ 3y ago

Penfield , 5121, Australia


Very good

Merryn Galluccio
9y ago

Forster, NSW, Australia


The chickens love eating it. When they are let out to free range they all head straight for the comfrey patch. Very hardy growing and it is a perennial.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Cooroy, Qld, Australia

So good for compost health and the chicken also love it

Bec Christie
12y ago

Junourton, VIC


The whole plant is an excellent soil conditioner, the roots penetrate deep into the subsoil and are able to access nutrients beyond the reach of more shallow-rooted plants. This allows the gardener to cycle nutrients leached from the topsoil back to the

★★★ 14y ago

Glen Eden, QLD, Australia

My garden will love the mulch and soil benefilts this leafy purple flower plant provides  


★★★★★ 14y ago


these have gone so well and have really helped a couple of sick plants that I planted them next to. This year I've divided the roots and now have lots of new plants to be planted out around the rest of the fruit trees.

15y ago

Marrickville, NSW, Australia


Combine Comfrey leafes and Calendula flower buds, mince them with a knife. Melt Vaseline in a dish places in hot water pot. Put Mince in Vaseline for 3-4 hours, reheat again and strain Mince from Vaseline. Use to treat skinwounds (cuts, scars, bruises).

Angela Hanan
15y ago

Coos Bay , OR


Comfrey is also good for healing wounds.

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