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Symphytum 'Rubrum' (Red Comfrey) Herb Plant

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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.

Red Comfrey (Symphytum 'Rubrum')Herb in 1L Pot

Comfrey (also known as comphrey) is a native herb in Britain. It has a myriad of uses, and Comfrey is one of the most useful plants you can grow in your garden. This hardy perennial grows up to 50cm tall, and 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. This particular variety is not invasive and will thrive in part and full shade. The bell-shaped flowers which appear in spring and summer, are red and will attract bees and other pollinators to 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 Red Comfry Online

Our Red Comfry is generally available to buy online between March and September.


Symphytum 'Rubrum' (Red Comfrey) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Red
Height 50cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Symphytum 'Rubrum'
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
    red comfrey

    Posted by Iris Jarrett on 19th Jun 2024

    SO wanted this plant - now i have it- so grateful to you . strong and beautiful plants - and careful packaging.

  • 1
    purple not red

    Posted by Iris Jarrett on 13th May 2024

    three beautiful strong plants however so far the flower on one is purple comfrey not red- and i did so much want red. - so hugely disappointed