Lot Location: 6.2
Growing comfrey plants in the garden can offer a wide variety of uses. Attractive and beneficial, this plant will add something extra to your medicinal herb arsenal.
From the family Boraginaceae, comfrey is a perennial herb with a spreading habit that attains a height of up to 4 feet (1 m.). This plant is native to Europe and Asia where it thrives in moist, shady locations and bears ½-inch (1 cm.) long flowers in May. The leaves of the comfrey are deep green in color, hairy, and 10 inches (25 cm.) or so in length.
Exposure: Part to full shade
Growing Zone: 3-9
Soil: Alkaline preference
Description and photo credit: GardeningKnowHow.com and NajaShots
Bees love comfrey! It also makes a great green component to compost. Purple flowers and large leaves.