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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Comfrey
perennial, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
full sun, part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Vigorous, spreading, clump-forming perennial with winged stems and lance-shaped, coarse, hairy green leaves up to 25cm long. Cymes of purple-violet, pink or creamy-yellow flowers in late spring and summer.
Very tolerant but prefers a moist, slightly acid soil, in part or deep shade.
From seed or root cuttings.
Medicinal herb traditionally used externally for the treatment wounds, burns and broken bones. Has also been take orally for a number of condition, but this is no longer reommended due to possible harmful effects.
Attractive to bees.