Symphytum ‘Belsay Gold’
Pendent clusters of bell-shaped, pale violet-blue and white tipped flowers in late spring and early summer. Symphytum ‘Belsay Gold’ is a large-leaved comfrey bursting with lime green foliage colour in spring. Perfect blooming groundcover under trees and shrubs in tough spots. A tough and useful plant because it will grow in Shade or Sun, and is invaluable in Dry Shade. Additionally Comfrey leaves can also be added to compost and result as a great activator.
Growing: Symphytum ‘Belsay Gold’
– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.
– Position: Part Shade, Dappled Sun, Deep Shade and even Full Sun. Although harsh sun may scorch the leaves, the plant will bounce back happily.
– Soil: Will tolerate most soil conditions but must be well drained.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees as well as other beneficial insects.
– Beware: Symphytum has been used for many years for medicinal purposes, and is even referred to as a herb, but it can have poisonous effects if ingested. It is perfectly fine to handle but it is advised not to eat the leaves, so caution must be be taken.
– Care: Easy low maintenance plant. Remove spent flowers and growth to keep a tidy plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Known to be a good deer and rabbit resistant option because they do not enjoy the taste or texture.
– Origin: Native to parts of Asia and also Europe.