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Nov 20, 2013 3:57 PM CST
|I posted this in the Classifieds, forgot there was a SW forum. Haven't been around here in a while.|
Anyway... I'd like to find somebody locally that has some comfrey growing that I could get some root cuttings off of.
Thanks in advance.
Nov 20, 2013 4:01 PM CST
|Hi Chris, good to see you.|
A really good Comfrey cultivar for you is Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum 'Bocking 14') because it is sterile and doesn't set seed. It's the only comfrey we grow around here and does great for us, although it does tend to struggle a bit in the very hottest parts of the summer.
I know you are looking for a local source of it, but if you can't find it: it reasonably priced at Horizon Herbs: https://www.horizonherbs.com/p...
I ordered mine from them and was happy with it.
Nov 20, 2013 4:12 PM CST
|Hey Dave... yeah, I found a source in SC called Coe's Comfrey, who happened to be featured on The Survival Podcast. If I don't get any luck locally, I'll order some from one or the other.|
Nov 20, 2013 6:48 PM CST
|Looking at their website I see that they sell Russian comfrey (Symphytum asperum 'Bocking #4') rather than Bocking 14. They say that the latter has a more shallow root system, thus is more susceptible to drought, and that it isn't as loved by rabbits and chickens. That's all very interesting and it makes me want to order some of that cultivar for myself.|