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Comfrey - Symphytum officinale

by Matteo Lor


Name: Comfrey - Symphytum officinale
Description: Comfrey is a fast growing leafy plant high in Potassium. The plant itself grows a deep root that can penetrate the ground up to 3m. With this root, comfrey is able to mine the soil of nutrients and bring those nutrients to the soil for other plants to use. There are some hairs on the plant that can cause pain to humans - so gloves are recommended. Comfrey can be harvested up to five times each year.
Size: Up to 1m x 1m
Conditions: Comfrey is hardy to cold, but will perform well with plenty of sun and water. Comfrey requires significant levels of nitrogen to allow the plant to grow its large green leaves so quickly.


Propagation: Comfrey can grow from cuttings or seed. Cutting is the most common. Some cultivars are divided at certain periods of the year.
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