OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe sell Comfrey a few different ways.

We offer large and small root cuttings, crowns, and started plants.

We only ship roots and crowns.

Plants are only sold locally as the shipping cost is very expensive. We can ship plants. Because of their size they are shipped UPS ground ask for a shipping qoute if you are interested.

We have a 20.00 minimum order.

Our Comfrey season begins late April early May and ends late September early October. This is all subject to the weather here in Maine.


Hope to help you with your comfrey needs in the spring of 2017

Email us for orders at


These are about 3 to 5 inches long and thinner than a pencil, these take the longest to sprout but are the best buy. These are best planted in spring and summer.


These are 2 to 4 inches long and about as thick as a pencil and thicker. These will start faster than the small cuttings. These can be planted in spring summer and early fall.

CROWNS are 10.00 each

These are part of the plant when divided, and will usally have green sprouts out of the top. The green sprouts may die when planted but will grow back. These are your best bet if you are looking for comfrey ASAP. You can plant these spring summer and fall.

PLANTS  are 10.00 to 15.00 in pots. These are sold only locally at this time.

SHIPPING we only ship roots and crowns. We always add extras on shipped orders to help with shipping cost (we usually send more extras than the shipping cost). Shipping is usually only 6.80 in a small USPS flat rate box this depends on quantity ordered. We only ship in the USA.

We try to dig orders on the weekends and ship out on Saturday or Monday so you should receive your order on Monday to Thursday. They should be planted and kept well watered as soon as they are received.

We take PayPal, checks, and Money Orders.

Please email to find out availability and place order

Comfrey is a large perennial herb, a member of the borage family, native to Europe, were it grows prolifically wild in damp places such as river banks. It has MANY! uses for medicine, livestock food, or even an organic fertilizer in the garden.

We only sell Russian Comfrey, The Blocking 14 strain.

All types of Russian Comfrey cultivars Bocking No. 1 through Bocking No. 21 are botanically known as Symphytum uplandicum or Symphytum  uplandica. They all are a natural sterile hybrid, not a GMO! They spread by roots not seeds. Russian Comfrey will not overtake your gardens.

Several different strains were developed during the mid-20th century. The Bocking 14 strain has the highest concentration of allatoins and proteins of all the comfreys.

In the 1950s the organic pioneer Lawrence Hills (founder of the organization now known as Garden Organic) developed a strain of Russian comfrey named Blocking 14 which is sterile and will therefore not seed itself all around the garden.

To propagate it root cuttings, and crowns are taken. It easily roots and grows very quickly.  Wherever you grow it don’t ever expect to eliminate it as its roots system is very hard to kill, and why would you want to kill this awesome plant!

It is used for a livestock feed,  many uses in the Organic garden, and many other medicinal uses.


Comfrey’s deep tap roots mine the soil of nutrients, filling its leaves with minerals such as  nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, along with calcium and iron.

Comfrey leaves contain more Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus than most homestead manures or garden compost. They have a low fiber content, so as they readily decompose they don’t rob the soil of nitrogen, when laid on the surface or dug in.

A post and YOUTUBE videos from Rise and Shine Rabbitry will be out soon, on lots of comfrey information and the many uses on the homestead.

Here is a link to the Comfrey post – Comfrey- The homesteaders gold mine



When you receive your roots or crowns these must be planted ASAP! Comfrey is a sturdy adaptable plant that is able to withstand drought conditions thanks to its deep root tap. But when first planted it must be kept well watered until the roots grow deep. Each year, the plant will get larger with the root system growing denser.

Because it is so adaptable to its conditions, a comfrey plant will survive for decades with regular watering and lots of sunlight. It will help to prune the large leaves near the base of the plant this will promote blooming.

Comfrey is a very fast grower, reaching heights up to 5 feet quickly. Because it reaches this height so quickly, it requires a good amount of nitrogen. By mixing some type of organic matter, such as compost, bunny berries or green manure, in the soil this will give the plant plenty of nitrogen to thrive.

If you are growing several comfrey plants, give the plants enough room to thrive. Space root cuttings or crowns about 3+ feet apart when planting.

When planting roots you can start them in pots or raised beds, when you see the sprouts you can plant them to the area you want. I plant them horizontally about 2 to 3 inches deep. Plant deeper in sandy soil and shallower in clay soil. These can take up to 8 weeks to sprout above ground. Roots will even overwinter and sprout the next growing season.

When plant crowns just plant them up to the growing green sprouts out of the crown base

Comfrey has very few problems with pests or diseases.

  1. Hi,we have begun breeding rabbits NzW/R+B,cal,flemish,+- 250 strong herd,we want to add a tea to there drinking water for medicinal benefits,we are needing info on quantities /L what you would recomend? In addition we would like to begin natural feeding and sprouting ie:barley, soya, sunflower,parsley,wild strawberry,Your comments would be greatly appreciated

    Many thanks

  2. Karolin Miller

    I would like some. I have started two roots this year while in the Master Gardener program during one of our demos in sawdust. 🙂 I am interested in the roots as a result. It was interesting that one of mine started within a couple weeks while the other one took a while, so long that I forgot I planted it! How do you typically start your pencils?

    • I have rows that I put cuttings in the ground vertically, so the top of the root is about 1/2 under the soil, Also start in paper tubes and pots. I have had the same result’s some start faster than others.

  3. like to buy some comfrey russian 14 root can u send me a link,tu

  4. How much is one comfrey plant? I live in California

  5. Jeff Pelczarski

    Can you over harvest the plant? Really wondering how many leaves should stay to keep the plant thriving.

  6. I was given your name regarding Creme D’argent rabbits. Do you ever sell breeding pairs or trios?

  7. Sylvia Gadberry

    I have very poor soil (straight up clay) and not much grows, therefore I use containers. Have you grown comfrey in containers? Or do you believe a raised hill on top of the clay will meet its needs?

  8. Can you feed the leaves of Comfrey straight to rabbits?

  9. I can’t wait to order some from you. I thought about buying seeds but the root cuttings seem to be the way to go. I sent you a message to purchase some thanks

  10. Hello, I live in South Carolina and I would like to purchase a couple of comfrey crowns. My 89 yr old mother broke her ankle recently and it is bruised and on the mend but I heard that this plant can aid in the healing process. Can you please tell me where is the best place to find some of the root or herb that is ready to use now, and how do I harvest the comfrey from the plant when it is mature for such uses as bone healing, bruises, and better blood circulation too. Thank you for your time,
    Ellen Robison

  11. Becki Steward

    Hi, I live in N. CA and would like to purchase 3 crowns if you have any left this late in the season. I’m in zone 6, high desert, but I know comfrey will grow in some places here and I would love to have some in my herb patch. I use paypal, so if that works for you, it works for me. Thanks, Becki S

  12. Thank you for the comfrey! I ended up not planting it right away – it sat in the packaging for maybe 3 weeks – when I finally opened it they were getting slimy and I had to cut away a lot of rotting parts – I still planted them all – all 12 – much to my surprise everything grew – small cuttings, large cuttings and the crowns have grown at the same rate – they’ve been planted for a less than 3 weeks and I have some leaves that are about 8 inches long already. Thank you!

  13. Can comfrey be grown in interior Alaska where it reaches 40 below zero in winter? Keep 7n mind there is usually a few feet of snow on tip of the soil, and there are perennial plants that return each year, like my rhubarb.
    Thanks, Melissa

  14. Nancy Nordberg

    I’ve read conflicting reports about sun and shade for comfrey. I received my order (thank you!) and planted in open shade in my hot backyard garden–the spot receives plenty of reflective light from the white condos next to us but no direct sun. Will this work or should I move them? I live in San Jose, CA in zone 7 I believe.

  15. I ordered comfrey roots and crowns from you and they are growing very well. Do you have instructions for making salve and other uses for this plant. I also feed some to my Netherland Dwarf rabbits and they love it. (so do my Pygmy goats)

  16. I am wanting to order 2 crowns. What time of year do the ship.

    • We are in Maine and our Comfrey Beds are under a few feet of snow. I start digging a shipping late April early May. Just shoot us a email then and I can tell you the availabity as it is all up to the weather.

  17. Virgil Flaherty

    I’m wanting to start A Comfrey bed this year and I’m going to prep a spot for one now. Any tips on prepping my bed or on weed control?. Love your site and all of the valuable information you’re sharing. I’m a former “Maniac” from Pittsfield, Me. now living in Tenn.

  18. Just checking if you have started digging comfrey for this year, or is it still to early? I would like to buy some pencils and get started for our rabbits, chickens and DNG (dwarf nigerian goats). Also I would like to say thank you for all the valuable info you place on you website. It’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks but we never stop learning.

  19. I would also like to purchase some comfrey, how do I order?

  20. Hello,

    I have received my ordered comfrey root cuttings several weeks ago now. First of all I’d like to thank you for the extra cuttings you included. Thank you so much!

    A couple of days after I had received and planted the cuttings, the temperature here in Utah rose to the mid 90, and has stayed there ever since. With our extrem dry and hot climate (at least 30-90 days above 95 F and sometimes even above 100), it’s hard to keep the soil moist in the beginning, and I lost 2 cuttings. But this is not the point I want to make.

    Even though the conditions for these roots and plants in general, were less than favorable they still started to take off! By now I have nice little plants with already very good roots, and I’m sure that the plants will be well enough establishment by winter to survive the up to -10 F we see here.

    Another information that might be interesting for you and future customers is that the ph level in the soil here is very high at 8.2 in my yard. I did mix some compost and mulch into the soil before I planted, but comfrey really seems to prove itself as a very sturdy and adaptive plant!

    I’m very happy happy with the comfrey I received from you. I can’t wait for the leafs to become big enough so I can use them for my arthritis, like my mother, and her parents used to in the old country. I have to admit, I didn’t know about half the conditions comfrey has been used for, or that it is a great plant to feed livestock with, but I’m excited to find out if our bunnies like comfrey😉

    Again, thank you for the comfrey, and your honest business dealings!

    Eva Mills

  21. Received my comfrey roots and crowns early this spring and planted them promptly. They have thrived beyond my expectations…even with the drought conditions we are experiencing here in Western NY! Thanks so much!

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