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In late spring-early summer, S ‘Hidcote Blue’ produces branching stems which unroll croziers of red buds changing to blue and white tubular flowers. One of the best ground covering plants but difficult to irradicate once established.
Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ is a herbaceous perennial with large, wrinkled, mid-green leaves and dangling clusters of small, funnel-shaped blue flowers in mid spring. It makes effective ground cover in damp, shady areas, but spreads rapidly by underground rhizomes.
Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ (Comfrey). This variety will grow to 45cm tall but is a vigorous and spreading plant. The flowers are soft blue and white.
They are fully hardy and they can be easily grown in sun or partial-shade in moist, well-dug soil with added manure.
Suitable for wild gardens. Use to make liquid manure.
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