Comfrey Herb Seed - Heirloom
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Symphytum is an erect perennial growing in most damp areas of the United Kingdom, Europe, western Asia and the U.S.A.
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COMFREY HERB Common Names: Comfrey, Knitbone, Blackwort, bruisewort, gum plant, healing herb, knitback, salsify, slippery root, wallwort
Description: Symphytum is an erect perennial growing in most damp areas of the United Kingdom, Europe, western Asia and the U.S.A. It is a vigorous plant with broadly lanceolate leaves up to 30cm long, which taper into a point. The leaves arise as a rosette from the ground, have a rough texture, and are covered with short stiff hairs. The rosette supports a tall, erect flowering stem up to 1.5m tall, covered with sessile opposite leaves and bearing forked stalks which support one-sided racemes of pedicillate bell-shaped mauve or white flowers which curve downwards. The fruits are four greyish-brown nutlets. The rhizome is quite short and thick with black, finger-thick branched roots. The flowering period is from May to July. Russian comfrey ( S. peregrinum ), widely grown for its horticultural benefits, can also be used medicinally. Comfrey is a perennial herb with hairy leaves and bell-shaped flowers. It is a member of the borage family. Seed can be obtained and started in January for a planting out in late May. Plant several seeds to a 4' pot (give enough room to grow). Barely cover the seed. Keep soil temperatures at 70F.
If the seed is kept at 70F degrees soil temperature after 90 days in the crisper of the refrigerator (do not freeze) then it will germinate almost immediately.