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Symphytum × uplandicum

Russian comfrey

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink turning blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Comfrey

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • 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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