White-Flowered Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

A close relative of the more common purple-flowered comfrey, this comfrey has milk-white edible flowers and a clumping, non-rhizomatous habit. It is similarly used in poultices to help heal broken bones. Beware, this plant self-sows readily! A great groundcover for your forest garden.

Water: Adaptable

Hardiness: Not frost tender, but disappears in winter

Habit: A readily self-sowing perennial to 3' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Adaptable, likes rich soil

Origin: Turkey, Ukraine, Caucasus Mountains

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

White-Flowered Comfrey