COMFREY FOR SALE
We 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 but because of their size they are shipped UPS ground, ask for a shipping quote 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.
We are now closed for the 2022 season. Hard freeze here in Maine has shut us down. We will start taking preorders for 2023 in March of 2023 these will be the first order of the season to be dug and shipped in the order they were received. We hope to help you with your comfrey needs for 2023.
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We will never sell out of Comfrey during the season as we have LOTS of comfrey no order is to large. We do have a 20.00 minimum order.
We do not split our roots lengthwise like some other sellers.
SMALL ROOT CUTTINGS are 2.00 each
These are about 3 to 4 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.
LARGE ROOT CUTTINGS are 5.00 each
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. We may substitute crown cuttings for large roots.
CROWNS are 10.00 each
These are basically a bare rooted trimmed plant they will usually 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, and 15.00 in pots depending on size. 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 9.65 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 Monday so you should receive your order on Wednesday to Friday. Because of COVID 19 shipping delays sometimes it may be a day or two later.
Your comfrey order should be planted and kept well-watered as soon as they are received.
We take PayPal, checks, and Money Orders.
If using PayPal, make sure your address is up to date and correct as we send orders using the address supplied through PayPal. In the past we have gotten wrong addresses and have shipped these orders out again at our cost. We will not be responsible for incorrect PayPal address. Check your PayPal address before paying with PayPal!
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Comfrey is a large perennial herb, a member of the borage family, native to Europe, where it grows prolifically wild in damp places such as riverbanks. 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
GROWING COMFREY TIPS-
When you receive your roots or crowns these must be planted ASAP! We ship them wrapped in damp paper sealed in plastic bags to keep them fresh and ready to plant. But when you receive them open them up so they can breath. If you can not plant right away plant temporally in pots or buckets until you can.
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 1 to 2 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 planting crowns just plant them up to the base of the growing green sprouts that are growing out of the crown base
Comfrey has very few problems with pests or diseases.
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
I would use apple cider vinegar in their water and feed some medicinal herbs, have posts on both on the website
I was reading that you use grapefruit seed extract in the water for de-worming, can you add that AND the acv in the water at the same time? Or do I need to stop the acv while using the gse? Thanks!
I use only one supplement in the drinking water at a time
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.
like to buy some comfrey russian 14 root can u send me a link,tu
You can Email me at email@example.com . My Comfrey beds are usually ready to dig in April. They are now under 2+ feet of snow. Thanks Rick
How much is one comfrey plant? I live in California
Only sell plants locally, do ship roots and crowns
Can you over harvest the plant? Really wondering how many leaves should stay to keep the plant thriving.
I harvest 3 times a growing season and my plants thrive every year, you should divide them after 4 years
i would like to purchase some root 2large roots 1 small and 1 crown please give me a price and i will send you a check.
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I was given your name regarding Creme D’argent rabbits. Do you ever sell breeding pairs or trios?
I no longer breed Crème’s, enjoyed raising them! Now I am just breeding New Zealand Whites and a few crosses.
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?
Comfrey roots grow very deep and will only grow in containers for a short time, a raised mound on top of the clay will help them get started and the roots will grow deep into the clay soil
Can you feed the leaves of Comfrey straight to rabbits?
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
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,
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
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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!
I dig them just before shipping, they do need to get in the ground fast. After the comfrey plant has been cut it wants to grow. Glad it all worked out and enjoy your comfrey!
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.
Yes, Comfrey will grow just about anywhere in the USA.
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.
You should be fine, I have it growing everywhere here, some in full shade. It grows a little slower than the others but still does well
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)
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.
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.
When I start new beds I just fork the ground and add some bunny berries. Once the comfrey plants get going I never have too much trouble with weeds.
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.
Yes, we are digging and shipping for the 2016 season. Glad you enjoy the site! For quicker results I would choose crowns as small roots could take up to 2 months just to sprout.
I would also like to purchase some comfrey, how do I order?
Just shoot me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the amounts you are looking for. I can send a PayPal invoice or give you the adress to send a check.
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!
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!
Thanks for ordering your Comfrey from us! Enjoy this wicked awsome plant!
What would you consider the minimum spacing distance between plantings? I garden in 4×4′ boxes and would like to dedicate one of my boxes for comfrey and spring lettuce as a companion planting
I plant them 3 feet apart
Good morning. Do you still sell comfrey? I sent you an email this morning inquiring. Thank you! Kim from Raleigh, NC
Yes we do, We will have comfrey avilable untill the first frost some time in October. Thanks
I was looking for some comfrey for a injury I have. I was hoping you guys have enough just send me some bushels of comfrey. And a couple of plants.
Please let me know
I have never shipped comfrey leaves, but would love to try and see how they do! I will send some leaves free with your plant order to see how they ship. To ship rooted plants shipping is expensive for just 2 plants. Email me at email@example.com
Placed roots on 15 June no sprouts yet. How much longer should I wait before trying again?
It can take up to 8+ weeks for roots to sprout. Small roots and large roots I will start in growing trays with promix. I will plant them horizontally with just a inch of growing medium on top and water a few times a day keeping the soil moist but not to wet. When they finally sprout I will put them were I want them permanently. The roots will grow rootlets along the length of the root and sprout on one end. If you have any doubt to if the roots are growing move the soil and check out the root. Most times you will see the fine white rootlets growing and it just needs more time.
This is Edy at Fox Hill Rabbitry in Fryeburg Maine. I want to buy and plant some comfrey, are you close enough to Fryeburg it is possible for me to drive there and pick up, would prefer that to shipping but ship if necessary. Also, our mountains of rabbit poop (over 100 buns at moment) are starting to smell in the summer heat…poor neighbors… any way to deal with this? Treed lot makes it hard to dig up dirt to cover the mounds of nature’s best fertilizer which is too plentiful…
Just wanted to thank you for the comfrey root cuttings. The transaction was flawless and simple. The shipment arrived quickly and I got the cuttings in the ground as soon as I got home. I watered them and was lucky to have a couple of brief rain showers over the week. Bottom line, multiple cuts have new growth in the ground, less than a week and one has an incredible amount of leaves already. To say I’m pleased is an understatement. I know, in this business, there are no guarantees with the viability of plants mail ordered. I have had mixed success over the years. This is the first time every single cut has been viable and already growing…amazing! I credit your quick service and personal touch! Thanks again!
I would love to purchase some Comfrey roots
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Just letting you know, I have many wonderful huge comfrey plants now, I am so grateful for your great root cuttings for starts!!!!!!!!! Kathie, Massachusetts
i have used the leaves of the comfrey to alleviate severe pain of growth atop my foot. i boil the leaves then use the liquid to soak my foot in the hot solution.
I’m trying it as a poultice after reading your article, also helps with the bunion.
however i have not used the root yet.