True Comfrey - Symphytum officinalis var patens
Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and hardy to -15 degrees F. Known as a multi-purpose healing, permaculture and animal food plant. Vivid purple, dangling flowers.
Certified organic, 20 seeds/pkt.
Photo by Aiwok
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Thrives in rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade or sun.
Planting & Growing: Sow in cool soils of early spring with germination in 3-6 weeks. Or give 30 days of refrigeration in pots of moist soil in a sealed plastic bag or glass jar and then sow in the garden or pots. Thin or transplant to 18 inches apart.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves for use fresh or drying.