Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)
Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)
Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)
Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)

Comfrey (Symphytum uplandicum)

Regular price $10.95

Live Comfrey Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

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 of 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's medicinal uses include the healing of wounds and bones, as a potent anti-inflammatory, and for skin issues such as acne and psoriasis. Generally an essential oil of the plant is used for external applications. It's primary constituent is Allantoin which is known for helping damaged tissue heal by increasing cell proliferation.  

Comfrey also is a great plant for gardens due to it's ability to act as a useful fertilizer crop. Because Comfrey's root penetrates 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 which is one of the most commonly cultivated variants. Any serious herbalist should consider growing Comfrey in their gardens. Get yours today!

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Harvest Season: Leaves can be harvest year round.  Roots should be harvested in late fall through early winter. 

Size: About 3 ft tall and wide

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

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 3-9.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.