Comfrey, Common – Symphytum officinale

Perennial from zones 3 – 8.  Attracts pollinators. Dynamic nutrient accumulator. Great fertilizer plant for mining nutrients and feeding other plants. Plant next to fruit trees as a “Chop-and-drop” plant; cut plant back multiple times in season and mulch fruit trees or other plants with the stem and leaves. Plant can also be added to compost, or put in water for a few weeks, diluted, and uses to fertilize plants. Use as compress for wounds.  Edible young leaves also used for medicinal teas. Propagates from seed and root cuttings.


Soil: Prefers medium to moist soils; Sandy, loamy, or clay.


Sun: Full to partial sun.


Paul Wheaton’s Compilation Video About The Many Benefits of Comfrey