True-Breeding Comfrey Seeds
This seed is the true Symphytum officinalis. (Most comfrey grown in the US is the Russian Bocking 14 hybrid, which is sterile and cannot be grown from seed.) This is the variety specified in herbals since ancient times. The plants are beautiful, with tall blooming stems and unique webbed leaves. Bees love it. Good as a companion plant, in permaculture, or as a source of compost. A weed-smothering summer groundcover which will go dormant in winter and spring from the root in early spring. Like any comfrey, it is deep-rooted and permanent, so site it in its own bed or around permanent fruit trees, etc. Since this variety does make seeds, be aware that it will shed seeds that sprout and increase. Like all comfrey, it is hard to get rid of once established. 15 seeds
Comfrey is used externally for wound healing and is often used as a high-protein animal feed or high-nitrogen and potassium mulch for the garden. In permaculture it is used around fruit trees, cut, and used as mulch ("chop and drop"). It is considered an activator plant for compost piles.If you want to grow your own fertilizer, a comfrey bed is a great way to do it. Once plants are established, (usually 2nd year and after) you can cut several times a season for mulch, compost, or to brew into fertilizer tea.