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Symphytum caucasicum

Caucasian comfrey

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Symphytum caucasicum (Caucasian comfrey). This is a downy upright perennial which is grown for its foliage and drooping flowers which open in pink then turn blue; the petals are longer than the sepals and will create an elegant bloom.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Blue comfrey, Comfrey

Origin

Caucasus

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow, ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by division.

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