Where Can I Buy Comfrey In South Africa

What is a Comfrey?

Symphytum is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common name comfrey.

There are 59 recognized species. Some species and hybrids, particularly S. officinale, Symphytum grandiflorum, and S. × uplandicum, are used in gardening and herbal medicine.

Where Can I Buy Comfrey In South Africa?

Plantland Menlyn Garden Centre

Address: Atterbury Road and, January Masilela Dr, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0062, South Africa

Areas served: Pretoria

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 12 348 7121

Click & Plant Online Nursery and Garden Centre

Address: 12 Blinkwater Cres, Edgemead, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 83 639 6439

Lifestyle Home Garden

Address: Ysterhout Dr &, Beyers Naudé Dr, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2156, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 11 792 5616

Garden World Nursery

Address: Beyers Naudé Dr, Muldersdrift, 1747, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 11 957 2046

Plant Ranch

Address: 29 Rabie St, Lyttelton AH, Centurion, 0140, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:30 pm

Phone: +27 12 664 5776

How do you grow comfrey in South Africa?

Comfrey prefers to be planted in semi-shade and grows well underneath trees. It propagates easily by root division and even the smallest piece will produce a new plant. For this reason it may become invasive. It can be cut down regularly in summer.

How fast does comfrey grow?

The plants can be 2½ feet high by 2½ feet in diameter every month of the growing and harvesting season.

Comfrey begins its growth early in the Spring; the first cutting here in Nantahala, NC (3400′ elevation) is in mid-April and the stronger plants will be in the “fountain of leaves” stage.

What is comfrey used for?

Comfrey roots and leaves contain allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, along with other substances that reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy.

Comfrey ointments have been used to heal bruises as well as pulled muscles and ligaments, fractures, sprains, strains, and osteoarthritis.