Common Comfrey is primarily grown as an ornamental for its attractive foliage and spring flowers. This spreading perennnial forms clumps of long, elliptic dark green leaves with nodding, tubular, bell-shaped rose to purple flowers appearing in clusters. Comfrey has a long history as a medicinal herb, and has been grown in herbal gardens since the 12th century. This is an excellent choice for herb gardens, woodland gardens, cottage gardens, or wildflower gardens where it can form attractive colonies over time.
Symphytum officinale, Common Comfrey
- Height 1-3'. Dull rose to purple blooms appear in spring through summer. Sun to part shade. Reseeds freely. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators.