ComfreySymphytum officinale 24-48" tall. Also called Knitbone.
Clusters of bell-like pinkish purple flowers dangle above the deep green bristled foliage. Highly recommended as an orchard companion. Well known for its skin-soothing properties. Contains allantoin, promotes healing of skin and bone; also demulcent for lung and throat. Research on comfrey is inconclusive, but most agree that this species is the one to use medicinally.
Easy-to-grow vigorous plant can be invasive; be careful where you plant it and control with regular harvest. Choose a site that will never see a rototiller or you will live to regret it! Plant 16-24" apart in well-drained soil, sun or shade. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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