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Discover the versatility of Common Comfrey at Awaken Acres. This hardy perennial boasts lush, large leaves and clusters of bell-shaped flowers, making it a beautiful addition to any garden. Known for its medicinal properties and ability to improve soil fertility, Common Comfrey is easy to grow and care for, thriving in a variety of conditions. Enhance your garden's health and beauty with this remarkable plant.

Common Comfrey

  • Common Comfrey

    Uncover the Wonders of Common Comfrey

    At Awaken Acres, we proudly present Common Comfrey, a remarkable plant that offers both beauty and utility for your garden. Known for its impressive medicinal properties and soil-enriching abilities, Common Comfrey is an essential addition for any gardening enthusiast.

    Product Description

    Appearance: Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a robust perennial with large, hairy leaves and clusters of bell-shaped flowers that range in color from deep purple to creamy white. The plant's vigorous growth and lush foliage make it a standout feature in any garden, particularly in borders or as a backdrop for other plants.

    Medicinal Uses: Common Comfrey has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Its leaves and roots contain allantoin, a compound known for promoting cell regeneration and wound healing. Comfrey can be used to make poultices, salves, and herbal teas, although it should be used externally and with caution due to its potential toxicity when ingested in large amounts.

    Growing Conditions: Common Comfrey thrives in a variety of conditions but performs best in moist, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a range of pH levels. This hardy plant is drought-resistant once established and can withstand cold temperatures, making it suitable for various climates.

    Care Instructions:

    • Watering: Regular watering is essential during the first growing season to establish a deep root system. Once established, Comfrey is relatively drought-tolerant.
    • Mulching: Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
    • Fertilizing: Although not necessary, applying compost or a balanced organic fertilizer in the spring can enhance growth.
    • Pruning: Cut back the plant after flowering to encourage new growth and prevent self-seeding. Leaves can also be harvested throughout the growing season.

    Pest and Disease Resistance: Common Comfrey is remarkably resistant to pests and diseases. Its robust nature and rapid growth make it an excellent companion plant, deterring pests from more vulnerable plants and improving soil health.

    Planting Tips:

    • Space plants about 24 to 36 inches apart to accommodate their large size and rapid growth.
    • Plant in spring or fall when temperatures are cooler to reduce transplant shock.
    • Dig a hole deep enough to accommodate the long taproot and position the plant so the crown is level with the soil surface.

    Soil Enrichment: One of Common Comfrey's standout benefits is its ability to improve soil fertility. Its deep roots draw up nutrients from the subsoil, which are then deposited on the soil surface when the leaves die back or are harvested for mulch. This nutrient-rich organic matter enhances soil structure and fertility, benefiting surrounding plants.

    Why Choose Common Comfrey? Whether you're interested in its medicinal uses, soil-improving capabilities, or simply its lush and attractive appearance, Common Comfrey is a versatile and valuable plant for any garden. Its ease of care and multiple benefits make it a favorite among permaculturists, herbalists, and organic gardeners alike.

    Bring the multifunctional beauty of Common Comfrey to your garden with Awaken Acres. Discover the benefits of this extraordinary plant and transform your garden into a thriving, sustainable ecosystem.

  • We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality plants and gardening products. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we are here to help.

    Return Period

    • Plants and gardening products can be returned within 14 days of the purchase date.

    Condition of Returns

    • Plants must be returned in a healthy, saleable condition.
    • Non-plant items must be unused and in their original packaging.

    Receipt Requirement

    • A valid receipt or proof of purchase is required for all returns and refunds.

    Refund Method

    • Refunds will be processed to the original method of payment. If the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue store credit.
    • Exchanges can be made for products of equal or lesser value. If exchanging for a higher value item, the customer will be required to pay the difference.


    • Clearance items and special orders are non-refundable.
    • Certain plants, such as annuals, are not eligible for returns.

    Process for Returns

    • Bring the item(s) you wish to return to our store along with the original receipt.
    • Our team will inspect the items to ensure they meet our return criteria.
    • If approved, we will process your refund or exchange on the spot.

    Contact Us If you have any questions about our return and refund policy, please email us at

    Thank you for choosing Awaken Acres for your gardening needs!

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