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Plant spring, summer or fall. Comfrey can be planted any time the soil is not frozen.
Comfrey Root orders are sent out every Monday. You receive tracking info when shipped.
Send me your photos and experiences with comfrey. Email: orders@healthtreasures.com

Prices & Order Page to Buy Comfrey
Roots, seeds, books.

Comfrey Varieties We Sell:
Bocking #4 Russian Comfrey
Bocking #14 Russian Comfrey

"Wild" Blue Flower Comfrey
True / Common Comfrey Plants
True / Common Comfrey Seed
Comfrey roots shipped every Monday.


Information:
General Comfrey Information
How to Grow Comfrey
How to Use Comfrey
3 Types of Comfrey
Comfrey, Permaculture, Fruit Trees


Comfrey for Health:
Dried Comfrey Root
Healing Comfrey Oil

RUSSIAN COMFREY BOCKING #4   Prices & How to Order
    Symphytum x uplandicum
    Symphytum peregrinum
    Symphytum asperum x officinale
Buy Organic Bocking #4 Comfrey (Comphrey, Comfry)

We sell Bocking #4 strain of Russian comfrey, Symphytum Peregrinum. It is high in protein (22%) and has a high yield, up to 100-120 tons an acre. It is a very good perennial fodder herb for animals.

It is also known as Quaker comfrey, Russian Comfrey, American Comfrey, Healing Herb, Blackwort, Bruisewort, Wallwort, and Gum Plant. It is scientifically known as Symphytum asperum x officinale which is the same as Symphytum peregrinum which is the same as Symphytum x uplandicum.

It has purple flowers. It is a natural hybrid (cross-breed) developed in the 1950s by Lawrence D. Hills, the founder of the Henry Doubleday Research Association. It is not GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).

Russian Bocking #4 is more drought resistant than Russian Bocking #14 because #4 has deeper roots. Bocking #4 roots go down 8-10 feet. Bocking #14 roots go down 6-8 feet.

Bocking #4 Comfrey is Not Invasive

It is not invasive at all. The seeds are sterile (will not grow).

Over the years a plant will slowly widen with new plants growing right next to the mother plant. But it will not send out invasive runners that take over a garden.

If you want more plants, you can divide plants and replant them elsewhere.

The photo to the left is the flowers buds before they open.
Comfrey Bocking #4 is Good for Fodder

Bocking No. 4 cultivar is popular as feed for animals such as goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, chickens, donkeys and horses. Harvest leaves many times throughout the year.

Animals love comfrey. My goats eat all varieties with great enthusiasm.

This is a photo of a Toggenburg doeling in my pasture with comfrey and other plants. I use rotational grazing so they do not eat down the comfrey too much and weaken it.

For a comparison of Russian Comfrey Bocking #4 and #14 see the Bocking #14 page.
"Comfrey Report" Book

From the book "Comfrey Report: The Story of the World's Fastest Protein Builder and Herbal Healer" by Lawrence D. Hills written in 1975:

"There are two commercial strains-- the Webster and the Stephenson. The Webster Strain: This is the most popular commercial strain, started by the late R. O. Webster to have been imported by his father from St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1900. Bocking No. 4- This is the dominant in the strain, about 50% to 60%. The flower color is Bishops Violet 34/3 when fully open. It has strong stems and small wings. The leaves are broad and round tipped; their proportion is 5 to 10, but they have no incurling: therefore they appear far wider than a No. 1, for example. The edges are unserrated, and the veins are prominent, with bristles thickest on the underside so that the upper leaf surface appears smooth. At leafy stage these leaves are very large, recovering rapidly from cutting. The stems, as in all variations under trial, are solid."

The photo to the left is of Lawrence Hills who created all of the Bocking variations #1 through #21.

Comfrey Roots for Sale

We sell hardy stock that is ready to grow. These are live plants. Alive and ready for planting.

Comfrey can be planted any time the ground is not frozen. They do well planted spring, summer or fall. It can be planted in the winter in warm climates.

It is very cold tolerant...hardy to minus 15 degrees! Good in USDA Zones 3-9. It starts growing early spring and continues growing into late fall. We sell organic Bocking root cuttings.

The photo with the cat shows the size of one plant. The leaves are large. It gets taller than that (about 3 feet without the flowerstalk).



Comfrey Photos from Customers

These 2 photos are from Misti. They are Russian Comfrey #4 coming up in the spring.

"I wanted to let you know the new crowns are doing well and are starting to grow from when I planted them this winter!" - Misti, Fort Mills, South Carolina

Send me your comfrey photos. I can add them to my farm site.





Russian Comfrey Bocking #4

$6 each for a large root cutting. Shipping is $7 no matter how many you order. You can order other types of comfrey too with no extra shipping.


Fresh Organic Russian Comfrey
Comfrey Easy Order Page

Bocking No. 4 Comfrey is not invasive.

It has purple flowers and grows to 4 feet tall (including flowers).

When grown to use as feed, you harvest leaves before flowers grow.

 
Nantahala Farm in the Mountains of Western NC
Macon County (close to Cherokee, Graham and Swain Counties)
Topton, North Carolina 28781
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828-321-9036
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