Botanical Name: 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 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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Plant Information or Specifications
Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,
Customer Comments on Comfrey
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
•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
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
Comfrey is also good for healing wounds. | Angela Hanan - Coos Bay , OR 22-Jul-2008
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