I'm wanting to get a lot of comfrey this year, and am wondering if anyone has had good success from propagating it by stem cuttings.

  • The Royal Horticultural Society website says take root cuttings in winter. That will give you as many plants as you want till you get bored chopping up the roots into 3 inch lengths, but you missed the boat for this year unless your climate has a very late spring.
    – alephzero
    Commented Apr 13, 2019 at 10:58
  • i know about root cuttings, and you can do it in the spring/summer also Commented Apr 13, 2019 at 12:52

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I cut the stem that flowered and planted it but it's been several weeks and not sure it's rooted but it's still alive. A few have rotted away. Planted around the end of February/Early March in SW Florida. Not sure if they will eventually root and start creating new leaves. Maybe in a month I will see progress but so far no change.

  • Hi, welcome to the site. Please note that this site does not work like forum. This would be an answer once you succeed. Commented Mar 24 at 21:48

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