Comfrey is a thick herbaceous perennial medicinal plant with deep roots, for zone 4-9. It can grow over 3 feet tall. It produces flowers beginning in late spring and continuing into fall. Comfrey produces large amounts of organic matter, builds soil, and can help conserve water. It has been used as a healing herb for centuries. The comfrey herb is native to Asia and Europe, but early English immigrants brought it to North America for medicinal purposes. Fresh comfrey leaves and roots are traditionally harvested and used in making topical preparations, such as poultice, tinctures, salves and infused oil.
Pink and purple blossoms attract bees and beneficial insects with comfrey’s irresistible nectar and pollen. The beneficial insects are great for pollinating and will keep the insect population balanced so that crops are not damaged by infestations.