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COMFREY

Courtesy Paulas Edible FruitsBotanical Name: Symphytum officinale
Description

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 plant it can be used with great success as a liquid manure, activator for compost heaps, a weed barrier or attractive understory plant.

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$10.90 7 Rhizome Medium

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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,

 

Question & Answer

Hi can i get get a quote to post 5 Cumfrey plants to postcode 4164. can they be put on a bus to brissy.? other transport that comes up here.? would be happy to collect around brissy area. thanks Steve From:

There is no problem us sending them to Brisbane. Just order it online and we can send once payment is made #Comfrey1109

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Comfrey is also good for healing wounds. | Angela Hanan - Coos Bay , OR 22-Jul-2008

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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). | Darko - Marrickville, NSW 28-Mar-2009

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•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 | Bec Christie - Junourton, VIC 11-Sep-2011

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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. | Merryn Galluccio - Forster, NSW 22-Apr-2014
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Comfrey 8/10

Treetopsdreaming's Edible Fruits
Update: 1647 days 9hrs

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A great permaculture plant, useful for mulch and compost tea. Has a tendency to become invasive...


Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Planted: 2008

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 2985 days 0hrs

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Herb without peer. Plant a patch in a damp spot and cut for excellent weed free mulch for the veggie garden all through summer.


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Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 1941 days 13hrs

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The root cuttings were planted in pots and then transplanted in the ground when the new leaves emerged. The comfreys are planted on the edge of the fence as a weed barrier. I also plant them near the fruit trees for fresh mulch. Comfrey  (and nettle) leaves make great liquid fertiliser, and is also a great addition to the compost as the help speed up the process.


According to some texts, the usefulness of comfrey go beyond as a mulch or liquid fertiliser. It could be said as second to none in the herb kingdom. For more information, read 'How to Use Herbs in My Daily Life', by Isabell Shipard.


As you can see from the pictures, comfrey can easily make an ornamental plant as well.


Planted in the ground in February 2010.

Planted: 2009

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Pollination: No


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Comfrey 10/10

Zeni's Edible Fruits
Update: 2941 days 3hrs

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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.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Organic


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Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2082 days 15hrs

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I have this plant growing everywhere.  It's great to just cut off all the leaves and throw them over the vege garden and fruit trees as a mulch, and I also use it as a compost tea.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2583 days 18hrs

Comments: - Hangs over the compost bays.


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Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2928 days 15hrs

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Grows well in large pot. Add leaves to worm farm and compost. chooks love it. Multiplies quickly and easily.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1991 days 21hrs

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Autumn 2012: gift from a friend. I have lots of old fashioned home remedies that use comfrey so I thought I might grow some to give it a go. Again I have been warned to keep this one in a pot to make sure that it doesn't take over the world.



Qty: 1


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Comfrey 6/10

Cindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2954 days 19hrs

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


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Jonathon's Edible Fruits
Update: 2370 days 19hrs

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used to build the soil and as green manure. Also makes a yummy food!

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 100

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 156 days 17hrs

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Great composting plant amongst other benefits

needs regular watering and good mulch

Planted: 2015

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Comfrey (Seedling) 10/10

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1644 days 22hrs

Comments: - So good for compost health and the chicken also love it

Planted: 2011

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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