Symphytum officinale - Comfrey

Symphytum officinale - Comfrey

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Comfrey is a herbaceous perennial herb originating in Europe. It has large, hairy leaves and grows in a rosette to 1 m in height. The mauve flowers are bell-like and borne in clusters.  Comfrey is very easy to grow and prefers moist soil in full sun or partial shade.  

 

USES

Comfrey probably has the widest range of uses in a permaculture system of any plant. The leaves contain silica, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Comfrey leaves, measured as dry matter, are about 15 to 30% protein which is as high as most legumes.

  • Use the leaves as a mulch.
  • Liquid fertiliser - place handfuls of fresh leaves in a container, cover with boiling water and let soak for 2 weeks. Strain and apply direct to your plants.
  • Add the leaves to your compost to aid in the break down of organic matter.
  • Comfrey roots will aid in breaking up of compacted soils.
  • Due to its dense growth habit, comfrey is an excellent weed suppressant.

 

10cm pot