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Strictly Medicinal Organic True Comfrey

An Original Medicinal Herb

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7049

$3.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$3.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Symphytum officinalis var patens True Comfrey, Knitbone. Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and hardy to -15 degrees F. Multi-purpose healing, permaculture and animal food plant. True comfrey is the original medicinal herb as detailed in all the ancient literature. Vivid purple, dangling flowers.

  • Sow the large, shiny seeds just under the surface and tamp in securely.
  • Keep warm and moist until germination, which occurs in about 10 days.
  • Grow the seedlings out in pots for about 3 months, then transplant outdoors. You can also direct-seed into a fertile bed in the late summer or spring.

Certified organic, 20 seeds/pkt.

Photo by Aiwok

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 °F
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good for Drying
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Leaves
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

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.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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