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Comfrey Bocking #4 (Symphytum x Uplandicum)


This is a starter plant that is is roughly between 8in to 2in tall in a 3in deep pot. A smaller plant size allows you to take advantage of reduced shipping costs.

Comfrey is an incredibly useful permaculture plant.  Because of its deep roots, it is quite drought resistant, it breaks up the soil and brings nutrients deep in the soil, that have been lost to most plants to the surface.  Its leaves are higher in protein than soybeans and is liked well by many animals.  It also makes an excellent green manure with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels that exceed or rival many animal manures.  It is fast growing and can produce up to 100 tons of biomass per acre.


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We sell the Bocking #4 variety of comfrey as it has been found to be more palatable for livestock.  It is slightly thicker stemmed than the Bocking #14 variety and so takes a little longer to break down.  It also has deeper roots that the Bocking #14, which makes it slightly more drought resistant.

The Bocking #4 that we sell is an infertile hybrid, meaning it does not produce viable seeds and cannot spread through seed.  The plants grow larger over time and is normally propagated through root cuttings but can also be propagated by stem cuttings.


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