Symphytum × uplandicum 'Bocking 14'

Common name(s): comfrey, Russian comfrey

Description: perennial; a naturally occuring hybrid of common comfrey (S. officinale) and prickly comfrey (S. asperum) that is sterile and will not take over the garden. A very versatile herb with too many uses to list; spreads slowly by rhizome into a small colony. Pale purple flowers early summer.

Height: to 2 ft. Spread: to 4 ft.

Position: full sun to partial shade

Uses: medicine, poultry feed, compost, to attract pollinators, and more

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below