Puriri Lane | Symphytum | Comfrey
Puriri Lane | Symphytum | Comfrey
Puriri Lane | Symphytum | Comfrey

Symphytum | Comfrey

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Comfrey is a very hard working herb here at Puriri Lane and one that many organic gardeners swear by. Comfrey grows a very deep tap root that can penetrate soil down to 3 metres and this enables it to draw minerals back up to its foliage. As a result of this deep tap root, comfrey is rich in potassium, an essential nutrient to create strong healthy growth in many plants – it is especially beneficial to gross feeding plants such as potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes.

We remove the leaves from the plant and then line our potatoes trenches before potatoes.  The leaves also make an effective mulch at the base of tomato plants.  We also add leaves to our compost bin as it acts as an ‘activator’ to get things decomposing. We also use our comfrey leaves to make a useful liquid called "Comfrey Tea" by adding leaves and sheep manure into a big barrel with a tap on it which we then filter off when we need it and mix with water until it is a pale tea colour and our plants love it!

Caution: The challenge with comfrey is often more one of how to get rid of it in a garden rather than how to get it growing, as once you have it you will always have it!  Ours came with our property when we purchased it!  Any minuscule parts of the root left in the soil are likely to re-grow. For this reason, we plant ours in a wine barrel where we can keep it under control. If planting in the ground, comfrey is usually paced beneath fruit trees in an orchard where its rampant growth is less likely to be an issue, although we do sell a smaller more well-behaved variety which you can see here that we use under our fruit trees and as a ground cover as it does have wonderful flowers that bees go crazy for.

Perennial | Hardy

Height 0.7m x Spreading!

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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