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Symphytum ibiricum

Dwarf comfrey

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPale yellow, blue, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Symphytum ibiricum (Dwarf comfrey). This species produces creeping rhizomes with oval or elliptical leaves. The flowers bloom in pale yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Comfrey

Origin

N. Africa, W Asia.

Interest and use

Ground cover and borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They can be easily grown in sun or partial-shade in moist, well-dug soil with added manure. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings, or by division.

Propagation

Divide plants in spring.

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