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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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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