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Anyone Have any Comfrey or know good source?

Austin Verde


Joined: Apr 13, 2012
Posts: 13
I live in NE Missouri and am looking for 20+ comfrey cuttings/rhizomes for my orchard trees. Is there anyone that knows a good source for this or have any comfrey for sale? Thanks!
Maine Aaron


Joined: Oct 24, 2010
Posts: 31
Comfrey is such a common/ easy to propagate plant you should be able to find some for free locally, do you know any other permaculture enthusiasts in your area? How about herbalists? If you cant find any, i'd be happy to sell you some for a reasonable price. I have the "bocking 14" cultivar, it grows big and fast and is sterile seeded so it stays put.
George Lee


Joined: Mar 15, 2011
Posts: 528
Location: Athens, GA/Sunset, SC
Boom...

One of the best resources out there.

http://www.coescomfrey.com


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Matt Smith


Joined: Feb 04, 2012
Posts: 181
Location: Central Ohio, Zone 6A - High water table, heavy clay.
Ordered Bocking 14 hybrid root crowns from Horizon Herbs. Priced fairly, and they arrived promptly and in excellent shape. They've since been planted and are doing great. Thumbs up.
wayne stephen
steward

Joined: Mar 11, 2012
Posts: 1698
Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
    
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I also ordered symphytum officinalis seeds from horizon herbs - yet to be tested - good price 50 seeds for $3


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Jim Moore


Joined: May 08, 2012
Posts: 2
I purchased some Bocking #14 cultivar comfrey from Horizon Herbs also, back in January. The shipped promptly and are doing wonderful. I planted them in large pots in order to divide and have more plants quickly. I'm surprised the deer don't like them.
Alison Thomas
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Joined: Jul 22, 2009
Posts: 933
Location: France
    
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I too have some symphytum officinalis seeds. I planted them two weeks ago and I have just one seedling popped up Someone told me that this strain would seed itself all over the place (unlike Bocking 14) but that's not an problem for me as I want it to. However, given current germination rates I'm finding it hard to believe that it will be an issue !! Does anyone know if it's just a slow germinator?
Kota Dubois


Joined: Oct 13, 2011
Posts: 171
    
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Jim Moore wrote:I purchased some Bocking #14 cultivar comfrey from Horizon Herbs also, back in January. The shipped promptly and are doing wonderful. I planted them in large pots in order to divide and have more plants quickly. I'm surprised the deer don't like them.


I've had deer eat them to the ground, but they always come back.


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Jim Moore


Joined: May 08, 2012
Posts: 2
I've had deer eat them to the ground, but they always come back.


Wow! Maybe my locals just haven't found them yet. I know bugs and caterpillars sure like them. That is one of the beauties of these jewels, you can cut them down to the ground harvesting them and they come back quickly. Yesterday, I found some brown spot, rusty color, on my plants. I just removed the leaves but have know idea what this was. Several of the spots were larger than a quarter, some smaller. Any idea?
 
 
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