PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Symphytum orientale
White comfrey
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, perennial, Hardy
Flowering period spring
Height 12-24in/30-60cm
Light preference sun/part shade
Soil preference and reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Autumn or spring,
Unlike its cousin, S. officinale, the flowers of this useful plant are pure white. It makes a wonderful fertiliser and, being semi-evergreen, leaves can be added to the compost heap throughout most of the year. It can also be used as a mulch and a liquid fertiliser can be made by steeping leaves in water for a while. A little invasive, but regular dead-heading will prevent this. Gardeners with plenty of space can cultivate a comfrey patch so that they have a constant supply,
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Best sown direct in spring, thinning out to about 12 inches apart. Can also be sown under glass in autumn for early flowering the following spring.
Seed
1 x packet (50 seeds approx.) £2.15

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