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Comfrey, Russian (Symphytum uplandicum)


Perennial

Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Medicinal
Height: 3 - 5 feet
Aspect: Sunny or partial shade
Soil Type: Moist
Uses: Natural Fertiliser
Care: Herbaceous - cut back in autumn
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below
Description:

Comfrey, Russian (Symphytum uplandicum)

Comfrey, Russian – Symphytum uplandicum

Comfrey, Russian – Symphytum uplandicum is a vigorous hardy perennial. It has green lance shaped leaves and purple-pink flowers in summer that bees love.

Comfrey prefers a moist soil in full sun or semi shade. A vigorous grower, allow lots of room for it to grow in the garden.

It is mainly known for its use as a nutritious stock feed and as a highly effective plant food.

As comfrey has very deep roots it can extract nutrients from far below the soil’s surface. The leaves then store these nutrients. Comfrey feed is a wonderful tomato feed due to the high potassium content.

Harvest leaves from early summer to Autumn to make a liquid plant feed. Click here for an easy guide from Gardener’s World on how to do this.

Comfrey also has medicinal properties.

£2.50

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Height

3 – 5 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

Yes

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea

No

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

No

Culinary Herbs

Not culinary

Scented

No Scent

Herb Group

Other

A-Z

C

Width / Spread

Vigorous Spreader, Over 4 feet

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