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botanical name:
Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'
Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Comfrey
synonyms:  Symphytum grandiflorum 'Hidcote Blue'
family:  Boraginaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.35m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Vigorous, spreading, carpeting perennial with lance-shaped, coarse, hairy green leaves. Attractive pale blue flowers opening from red buds and fading almost to white with age.

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. May become invasive.

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