Symphytum ibericum




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Symphytum ibericum ‘Goldsmith’

A stunning colour foliage highlight in a shaded garden. Sprays of sky blue and white tubular nodding flowers in spring and summer, really shine over leaves of soft butter and lime. Symphytum ibericum ‘Goldsmith’ is ideal under trees and shrubs, seen to perfection as an under tree mass planting in the grand gardens of Bowral. Can take Deep Shade and tough going in poor soil. Tolerates dry periods well. Will grow in Full Sun, but the glowing foliage may scorch – so best grown in Part Shade or Dappled Sun, to Full Shade, where it really lights up gloomy spots. 60cm. sprays of flower.

Low, thick, weed suppressing foliage carpet. Frost hardy & very low care. A really tough plant that provides beautiful foliage highlights all year round, as well as very pretty spring – summer flowers. Leaves useful as a beneficial addition to compost to help activate the compost heat.

Growing: Symphytum ibericum ‘Goldsmith’

– 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:
– 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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