Fine blue flowered form of ornamental comfrey plant. Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Ascot Blue’ produces Pale blue bells on 35cm stems. Blooms above a dense mat of evergreen foliage. Dense ground cover once established and it also copes very well in dry shade. As this colour fades, the foliage should be cut to ground level and let to re-grow. 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 grandiflorum ‘Ascot Blue’
– 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.