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Symphytum × uplandicum

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Comfrey 'Bocking 14', also known as Russian Comfrey, is a sterile hybrid so that it won't self seed all over the garden and only grows from propagated root cuttings. It contains high levels of basic nutrients and rare minerals and makes a perfect green manure. With roots up to 2 metres in length, it can reach and assimilate elements from depth inaccessible to other plants.

Symphytum × uplandicum | Langport, Somerset, TA10
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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Common names

Russian comfrey, Comfrey


Symphytum × uplandicum (Russian comfrey). This is a coarse hairy perennial which will grow about 1.8m tall. The leaves are oblong and hairy. The flower stems are about 18mm long, and are reddish then purple or blue.


They can be easily grown in sun or partial-shade in moist, well-dug soil with added manure.

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Symphytum × uplandicum | Langport, Somerset, TA10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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