Description

Symphytum ibericum
DWARF WHITE COMFREY 

Mass of white bells on stems 25cm high above a dense mat of evergreen foliage. Symphytum ibericum DWARF WHITE COMFREY is a good weed suppressing carpet for shaded gardens.
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
DWARF WHITE COMFREY

– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 60cm approx.

– 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. Should be cut back to ground level once the growth fades because this will result in lush new growth.
– 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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