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Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Comfrey

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed, blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

N. Africa, W Asia.

Interest and use

Suitable for wild gardens. Use to make liquid manure.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn; usually self-seeds naturally. Propagate cultivators by division only.

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