Grow Hardy and Beneficial Comfrey Plants from Seeds

Comfrey seeds by Erica Vale are the perfect choice for gardeners looking to grow an easy-to-plant perennial with numerous benefits. This low-maintenance plant features clusters of bell-shaped flowers and is perfect for both ornamental gardens and practical uses, including making nutrient-rich comfrey tea for other plants.

Features and Benefits

  • Australian Made and Grown: Erica Vale's comfrey seeds are sourced from Queensland and Australian regions, making them ideal for local conditions.
  • Quality Seed Stock: All seeds are turned over every 12 months, ensuring fresh and viable seeds for your garden.
  • Generous Seed Quantity: Each packet contains a substantial amount of seeds for multiple plantings.
  • Hand-packed for Quality: Seeds are carefully hand-packed in Brisbane to maintain high standards.
  • Support and Availability: With 95% of their seed range consistently in stock, Erica Vale (Jonathon) is available to address any questions or concerns regarding your seeds.

How to Use

  1. Choose either to sow the comfrey seeds in autumn or winter or to cold stratify the seeds by placing them in the fridge for 4-6 weeks before planting.
  2. Prepare your garden bed or containers with well-draining soil.
  3. Sow seeds 3mm deep and approximately 60cm apart to provide ample space for growth.
  4. Water the seeds and maintain moist soil conditions during the germination period of 3-4 weeks when temperatures range from 21-24°C.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Comfrey seeds are ideal for gardeners seeking a hardy, low-maintenance plant that thrives in partial shade. The fast-growing comfrey is perfect for creating beautiful borders and providing a beneficial addition to your garden ecosystem, with nutrient-rich leaves that can be used to create a nourishing tea for other plants.


What is comfrey and how does it grow?

Comfrey is a hardy perennial plant that produces clusters of bell-shaped flowers in late spring and summer. It requires minimal care and grows well in partial shade. The plant has elliptical leaves and erect stems, and can be invasive, so monitoring its growth in gardens is recommended.

How do I germinate comfrey seeds?

Cold stratification is best for comfrey seeds to germinate. You can either sow them in autumn or winter, allowing them to germinate in spring, or place the seeds in the fridge for 4-6 weeks before sowing. Sow the seeds 3mm deep and 60cm apart, with germination typically occurring within 3-4 weeks at 21 - 24°C.

What are the benefits and uses of comfrey?

Comfrey is known as a 'wonder plant' due to its many benefits and uses. The leaves can be steeped in water to make 'comfrey tea', an excellent plant food for your other plants.

What are some of the benefits of Erica Vale Seeds?

Some benefits of Erica Vale Seeds include being Australian made and grown, having a 12-month seed stock turnover, generous amounts of seeds in each packet, and being hand packed for quality assurance. In addition, the seeds are sourced locally from Queensland and Australia, ensuring that the plant varieties suit Australian conditions.

Who can I contact for questions or issues with Erica Vale Seeds?

You can reach out to Erica Vale (Jonathon) for any questions or concerns regarding the seeds.

What is the availability of Erica Vale Seeds at Aqua Gardening?

Aqua Gardening maintains precise stock levels, ensuring 95% of Erica Vale Seeds' extensive range is available at any one time in case of a backorder.

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