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Comfrey

Comfrey

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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.