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botanical name:
Symphytum officinale
Symphytum officinale © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Comfrey
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Very tolerant but prefers a moist, slightly acid soil, in part or deep shade.

propagation:
From seed or root cuttings.

usage:
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.

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