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Symphytum ssp. This classic permaculture plant grows incredibly deep tap roots, mining rich nutrients from deep below the soil surface. It's a living mulch that 'molts' 3-4 times each season. It's used in traditional medicine and creates a healthful compost tea full of calcium and potassium. It grows up to 70 cm tall, before molting down, and spreads slowly over the years.

Pot size: one gallon

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Recommended Use: compost tea, medicinal tea

Ripens: throughout summer

Pollination: self pollinating

Available potted only, and therefore cannot be shipped.