Comfrey, True (Symphytum officinalis) root crown cutting, organic
Family: Borage (Boraginacea)
Hardy in Zones 4 to 8
Herbaceous perennial native to Europe. True Comfrey is the original herb as detailed in all the ancient literature. Traditional usage (TWM): used externally to speed healing. Source of alantoin. Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil. Good drainage is helpful (add sand and organic matter to clayey soil) and frequent watering is also helpful. To plant a true comfrey root, find a spot with good sun and rich soil. Plant the root with root down and crown up, burying the crown by at least an inch of soil. Water the spot. The Comfrey will soon send leaves up through the soil surface and… you’re off! After the plant reaches the late flowering stage, simply cut it back and lay the leaves back down on the crown. It will regrow through its own mulch.
Crown Cutting, Certified Organically Grown