‘Bocking 14’ Russian ComfreySymphytum x uplandicum 24–48" tall. Highly recommended as a companion plant for orchards. Makes an excellent addition to the compost pile as it is rich in silica, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Use as mulch or turn the leaf into compost tea for your garden.
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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