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botanical name:
Symphytum 'Goldsmith'
Symphytum 'Goldsmith' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Comfrey
synonyms:  Symphytum ibericum 'Variegatum', Symphytum ibericum 'Jubilee', Symphytum 'Jubilee', Symphytum grandiflorum 'Goldsmith', Symphytum grandiflorum 'Variegata', Symphytum grandiflorum 'Variegatum'
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Spreading, rhizomatous perennial with variegated leaves of green boldly marked with yellow and cream at the edges. Cymes of pale blue, cream or pinkish flowers in mid and late spring.

Grows best in moist, reasonably fertile soil in partial shade or full sun if not too dry. Adaptable to most soils and a range of conditions. For best foliage effect, remove flowering stems.

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