Comfrey is originally native to Europe & Asia, but has long been introduced to North America. It is an herb with traditional herbal & medicinal uses. The plants have a neat clumping habit with large fragrant leaves up to 8" long. The drooping clusters of flowers of flowers are very ornamental!
Comfrey likes average to moist soil, but is able to tolerate some drought. They can grow in heavy soil, & the plants are deer resistant. Comfrey can spread & reseeds, so it can be naturalized, used as a ground cover, border, specimen, or container plant.
NAME: Comfrey OTHER COMMON NAMES: True Comfrey / Comphrey / Common Comfrey / Quaker Comfrey SCIENTIFIC NAME: Symphytum Officinale COLOR: Rosy Purple PLANT SEEDS: Indoors weeks before last frost / Outdoors after danger of frost BLOOM TIME: May - June HARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 9 PLANT HEIGHT: 24 - 36" PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15" LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Moist