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Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather' (Comfrey 'Moorland Heather') 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.

Comfrey 'Moorland Heather'(Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather')Herb in 1L Pot

Comfrey 'Moorland Heather' (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.  The Dark-Purple buds which appear in spring and summer, open to bell-shaped flowers which are magenta. 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 60cm 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 Comfrey 'Moorland Heather'  Online

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

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather' (Comfrey 'Moorland Heather') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 60cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'
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
    Healthy Herbs

    Posted by Lisa on 17th Jul 2020

    I ordered lots of herbs. They arrived well packaged and healthy. My Comfrey plant is thriving and growing really well as are the other herbs. Definitely recommend Hooks Green Herbs. Very happy with their service and quality of their plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Naomi on 26th May 2020

    I’d never ordered plants on line before so was a little apprehensive. I ordered one of this type amongst several Comfrey varieties as plants which would provide ground cover in front and under a conifer hedge. The plants came extremely quickly in a cardboard box and each plant was packed in a recycled plastic green cover. All the plastic cover were imprinted with Recycle me again - which we did! The plant was healthy, not in any way suffering despite the recent hot weather. We watered it upon arrival and it was planted the day later on the hottest day of the year. It has been watered daily since and we are delighted as within a week it is not only flowering but is growing really well.

  • 5
    Comfrey Moorland Heather

    Posted by Neil Anderson on 23rd May 2020

    Plants arrived safely in solid containers (wonder whether any robust option to plastic could be used?) & looking in good condition. Plants are already growing & beginning to flower just over a week in the ground.

  • 5
    Excellent quality

    Posted by Peter Gear on 15th Apr 2020

    Beautiful strong plants very well packed. All in the ground and looking great already. Very helpful and friendly service too. Would definitely buy from you again.

  • 5

    Posted by Roger on 7th Apr 2020

    Really good sized plant, speedily delivered, very healthy and extremely good value.

  • 5
    excellent plant

    Posted by juliet on 3rd Jul 2017

    Really healthy and big plant - really good