Erica Vale Seeds - Russian Comfrey
|When to sow||Spring / Autumn Sowing - All year round|
Symphytum Officinale. Frost resistant herbaceous perennial. Height 90-120cm.
Comfrey is a fountain shaped plant with broad hairy leaves. Flowers are quite different, bell shaped, varying from pink to deep blue and hanging in terminal clusters. In itself comfrey is a lovely plant for large borders or very suitable as a potted herb. Comfrey is frost resistant at all stages of growth adapting itself to a wide range of positions and soil types, including protected coastal situations but is drought tender.
It is reputed that comfrey has been extensively used as a medicinal herb. It is said to contain a hormone - like substance, allantain that stimulates cell division making comfrey useful for healing bruises, sprains, wounds and ulcers. Poultices of leaves or roots are used.
When to sow:
All year round.