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Comfrey (15 seeds) (HB109) $3.00
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(Symphytum officinale) A beloved plant in the permaculture community, and its strikingly beautiful flowers are adored by pollinators. It is famous for the “chop and drop” method and to create compost. Though it is thought comfrey has to be started by root, we successfully had no problem growing it here from seed and have it ringing around our peach trees. Herbalists use this powerful plant, called “the Master Healer”, topically to help with tissue regeneration and to heal wounds. Containing an anti-inflammatory compound, large amounts of mucilage, sterols and allantoin, it is perfect for topical healing. The Physicians of Myddvai used it to promote the union of bone, and the word “Comfrey” itself is thought to have derived from the Latin confervere meaning to grow together.
 
Comfrey
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AliRN
Location:
Mora, MN, United States
Date:
August 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Exactly what was expected
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Germinated fast

What are the cons? None

Review:

The product advertised is exactly what you get. It is invasive and spreads so plant it where you want lots of it. It grew quickly and is already spreading. Ordering my second set of seeds. This herb healed my broken foot twice as fast as just resting it. It helped with the ache and pain of a broken bone too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
xanthosearthkeepers
Location:
champaign, IL, United States
Date:
August 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Wrong Official Name
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Awesome Plant

What are the cons? Wrong official name given

Review:

Comfrey that flowers purple and not yellow is actually called Symphytum uplandica x. It is important to distinguish the difference. Everyone I know grows uplandica and that is what is sold in stores. But gardeners and herbal sellers alike usually mislabel it, causing no end of confusion. Wild comfrey, Symphytum officinale, and cultivated comfrey, Symphytum uplandica x. (The "x" means it is a hybrid, a cross.)Wild comfrey (S. off.) is a small plant--up to a meter tall--with yellow flowers. Cultivated comfrey (S. uplandica x.) is a large plant--often surpassing two meters--with blue or purple flowers. To complicate the situation even more: the roots and the leaves of comfrey contain different constituents. Comfrey roots, like most perennial roots, contain poisons. Wild comfrey (officinale) leaves have some of the same poisons. But cultivated comfrey (uplandica) leaves don't.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jerry111165
Location:
Livermore Falls, ME, United States
Date:
June 6, 2018
          1.0
 
Highly invasive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Comfrey is a fantastic plant!

What are the cons? Seeded varieties invasive!

Review:

We grow lots of Comfrey - but we make darn sure that we grow that we grow the sterile Bocking cultivars - as stated above this plant will take over your entire property - You cannot kill it. Beware!! Order Bocking varieties and not seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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47 out of 58 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Brittany Blue
Location:
Rutland, VT, United States
Date:
January 22, 2018
          1.0
 
Beware of growing this plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? can be invasive

Review:

if your not careful it can take over your herb garden.It tends to like Sandy loam soil

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

131 out of 139 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
urban gardener
Location:
Beloit, WI, United States
Date:
December 31, 2017
          4.0
 
useful but takes over
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? useful in salves

What are the cons? takes over

Review:

I got a plant from a friend and I didn't know how big it was going to get. It obliterated a daylily planted nearby and has resisted all efforts to remove it from that spot. Any fragment of root left behind will resprout! I dug up everything I could find and moved it to a spot along the north fence, where it has made two vigorous clumps. The original grew back from a root fragment and is now bigger than ever. It has also seeded itself in two other places I don't want it. To its defense, the leaves and flowers are useful in a skin salve I make every year and the flowers are pretty. The leaves make great mulch and compost tea, you can hack down the entire plant with all the roots you can find, use the leaves, and the whole thing will regrow in short order. Repeat as necessary. So be careful where you plant it. Along a far fence row is good. Middle of a flower bed is bad.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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