Clusters of bell-like magenta-purple flowers dangle above the deep green bristled foliage.
Russian comfrey is thought to have a higher pyrrolizidine alkaloid content than the species. Symphytum officinale is preferred for making herbal medicines.
Easy-to-grow vigorous plant demands space and if the roots are disturbed can be very invasive; be careful where you plant it and control with regular harvest.
Plant 24" apart in well-drained soil, sun or shade. Our stock is MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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