Symphytum ibericum ‘Blaueglocken’

DWARF COMFREY

$9.50

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Description

Symphytum ibericum ‘Blaueglocken’

DWARF COMFREY 

Large heads of sky blue nodding bells on 40cm stems. Lovely “Bluebell” colour with white edges. Symphytum ibericum ‘Blaueglocken’ forms a dense mat of broad leaves. 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 ibericum ‘Blaueglocken’
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– Height with flowers: 40cm 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.

 

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