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Symphytum ibericum ( Dwarf Comfrey) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum ibericum) Herb in 1L Pot

Dwarf Comfrey (also known as comphrey) is a native herb in Britain as the name suggests this is a shorter variety reaching only 30cm high but it will spread up to 1m,  It has a myriad of uses, and Comfrey is one of the most useful plants you can grow in your garden.  The burnt-orange buds which appear in spring and summer, open to bell-shaped flowers which are creamy-yellow. This variety is not as tall as some of the others and is useful as ground-cover between shrubs, making a weed-proof cluster of rough-textured green leaves, Height 30cm and spread approx 1m. This hardy perennial will flourish in almost any soil type and situation, and as it is such a vigorous plant, it needs very little encouragement to grow well. To encourage a second flush of flowers and rejuvenate the foliage, prune the plants hard to the ground after flowering and feed with a liquid feed. They are adored by bees and butterflies so they are great plants if you make honey or want to have lots of wildlife in your garden.

Herb Usage

Comfrey has long been known as a medicinal herb, and it was cultivated by the Greeks and Romans for its powerful properties. Comfrey was historically used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from bronchial problems, broken bones, sprains, arthritis, gastric and varicose ulcers, severe burns, acne and other skin conditions. Today Comfrey is almost solely grown for its ornamental properties and for its use as a wonderful natural fertilizer and compost activator when steeped in water it is a must have for the organic gardener. 

It is important to note that Comfrey is not to be taken internally as it could cause liver damage.

Buy Dwarf Comfrey Online

Our potted Dwarf Comfrey herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.





Symphytum ibericum ( Dwarf Comfrey) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 30cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Symphytum ibericum
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary none
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Natural Fertiliser
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Symphytum ibericum

    Posted by Kathryn Evans on 8th Jun 2023

    A pleasure to deal with Hooks Green Herbs. My lovely plant arrived in perfect condition. The packaging kept it completely safe in transit, not a broken or damaged leaf in sight. I have now planted this on and it is thriving. Thank you so much.

  • 5
    Great bee and butterfly attraction

    Posted by Lena Lawrence on 23rd Jul 2019

    This plant arrived very speedily and was extremely healthy as always. Hooksgreen are a reliable nursery with whom you can always expect a really good service and I frequently order from them. Haven’t planted it yet but it will be going with the rest of many other herbs planted for bees and butterflies.

  • 5
    Dwarf Comfrey Plants

    Posted by John Clarke on 15th Oct 2016

    Top quality plants in great condition well wrapped and speedily delivered! Very impressive service!

  • 5
    Perfect plants

    Posted by Andrew Leyland on 28th Jun 2016

    Arrived safe & secure....... perfectly packed.....great plants.