Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)

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Symphytum uplandicum, also known popularly as Comfrey, is a perennial herb native to Europe. It comes from the Forget-Me-Not family of plants, and is perhaps one of the most well known and recognized medicinal herbs. 

Symphytum uplandicum is a hairy leafed herbaceous plant, that has small gorgeous bell shaped flowers, blue-violet in color. This is a fast growing plant, and requires nitrogen rich soil. Comfrey has a large, black turnip like root which is often used medicinally. The flowering parts of the plant can also be used. Since Comfrey is such a productive grower, mature plants of its species can be harvested multiple times a year! Be advised the plant has fine hairs on the stem that can irritate skin, so wear gloves when handling live plants. 

Comfrey is a great plant to grow in your garden due to it's highly effective ability to act as a fertilizer crop! Because Comfrey roots penetrate deep into the soil, it accumulates large amounts of nutrients. At the end of the season, grind up your unused plants including the root, and mix into your soil to help provide needed nutrients. 

Sow Exotic carries the 'Russian' variety.

Plant Type:
Perennial or Annual Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season:
Leaves Year-round
Roots: Late Fall, Early Winter

Mature Size:
Up to 1-3 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, moist, well-draining soil.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 4-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+.  Comfrey grows as a a perennial in zones 3-8, and as an annual zones 9-11

Propagation:
Our Comfrey is grown from seed and capable of harvest within the growing season.
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    Iris
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    3 months ago
    Nice!

    I got 2 of these to improve the soil and they arrived in great condition. They lived in the bags for maybe 2 weeks and did okay… until I started seeing yellow. Then I made a priority to get them in the ground. They’re small but started growing fast. One of mine gets more sun than the other. The one with less sun is huge and the leaves sprawl out. The one in full sun for half the day is more compact, but I did plant it in ground 5 days after the one in partial/filtered sun. They do look very similar to my borage that I grew from seed. The comfrey have not flowered yet so I can’t comment on that, but it makes sense since the two plants are related.

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