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Symphytum officinale

To swap with Yvonne sutcliffe

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have pink and blue, great for lots of bees and making fertilzer

Symphytum officinale | Preston, Lancashire, PR3
Symphytum officinale | Preston, Lancashire, PR3
Pot Size
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Symphytum officinale

Common names

Common comfrey, Bruisewort, Boneset, Knitbone, Comfrey


Symphytum officinale (Common comfrey). This species will produce large leaves that may be evergreen. It is a robust, clump-forming species with lance-shaped leaves, and flowers borne in clusters of white or pink blooms. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


They can be easily grown in sun or partial-shade in moist, well-dug soil with added manure.

Interest and use

Ground cover, culinary, medicinal

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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