Comfrey Seeds - Symphytum officinale

Comfrey Seeds - Symphytum officinale

Symphytum officinale

Product ID#: RC8680-8545

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Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow, Requires Special Germination Technique
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Garden Style English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun, Partial Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Medicinal Herbs, Medicinal
Shape Spike, Root
  • 1 packet

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Comfrey Symphytum officinale is commonly used in herbal healing. This medicinal perennial plant grows 36" to 48" inches tall and produces long, slender lance-shaped leaves and sprays of tubular bell shaped flowers that start out violet and turn white as they mature from late spring until early fall. Native to Europe, this variety grows true from seed, prefers full sun or partial shade and blends well into cutting garden beds. Turnip-type roots grow deeply into the soil and once established this plant can be difficult to relocate. If you have reservations on the location, start off in a deep pot as a container plant. Notably drought tolerant and an excellent pollinator attractant. Easy to grow and to ensure success be mindful that this seed requires a minimum of 30 days cold stratification in order to germinate properly. Will self sow freely once established. Packet: 25 seeds.

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