Comfrey

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Comfrey

Symphytum officinale
Boneset
2

4 feet
2

3 feet
Europe
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Partial sun. Long-lived and enduring. An herbaceous perennial with a tidy mound of foliage and big, feltlike borage leaves. Like few other garden plants, comfrey is considered nearly indestructible once established, but it will freeze back to the roots every winter. Comfrey was traditionally used as a ‘knit-bone’ and applied to fractures and wounds. In the garden, comfrey is considered a great accumulator of nitrogen and other nutrients, and a great addition to compost and liquid fertilizer.

Maintenance

Can be cut back as needed after freezes.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
2-4' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Pink
Bloom Time:
May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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