True comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

True comfrey

Description: Common comfrey belongs to the family of the deciduous family (Boraginaceae). In Germany, the plant is widespread and that selects on meadows. The root of the true comfrey is long (30 cm), vertical and has a black-violet hue. The stems are edgy, raised, grow up to 100 cm in favorable environmental conditions. The stem is hairy and hollow inside. The leaves are alternate, large and oblong lanceolate. They are hairy as well. The comfrey makes violet-purple flowers that are collected in the hanging inflorescence. The calyx is resistant. The crown has a bell-shaped form. It forms 5 stamens, which are grown by threads with the crown. The fruits are split, disintegrate into 4 parts. Blooms from May to June. He is a honey plant. The root is poisonous. The comfrey is used in cosmetics, medicine and garden compositions in naturalistic style.

Care: True comfrey needs a sunny spot, but sometimes it can see in partial shade. He prefers a wet, fertile soil. This plant is satisfied with a neutral pH. Despite the fact that he likes moisture, he tolerates dry phases quite well. He is expansive. The comfrey is a plant that accumulates potassium in the soil, so it does not need to be fertilized. It is resistant to frost. The majority is referred to as a weed.

Propagation: It is propagated by sowing seeds and by root cuttings.

Diseases and pests: It is rarely attacked.