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Is this comfrey?

LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,455

My local park has developed a new wildlife area which is attracting lots of bees, particularly this plant, is it comfrey?


Last edited: 25 June 2016 16:07:53


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,872

    Yes, that is Comfrey. There is a cultivar called Bocking 14 which is not a thug like its relative. It is sterile and can only be propagated by cuttings. It still attracts the bees though and also makes a great fertiliser.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,455

    Thanks, I plan to plant some comfrey one day.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    A bit like self-heal. We saw some in the woods along a path and it was a little tiny thing.

    I bought some for my garden and it's turned into the incredible hulk.

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