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Symphytum officinale

Common comfrey

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow, purple, pink

Description

Symphytum officinale (Common comfrey). This species will produce large leaves that may be evergreen. It is a robust, clump-forming species with lance-shaped leaves, and flowers borne in clusters of white or pink blooms. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Caucasus Mountains

Interest and use

Ground cover, culinary, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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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