Hidcote comfrey

Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'

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Hidcote comfrey (Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue')
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Genus:  Symphytum
This prolific cultivar has dark green foliage and bears nodding blue flowers from mauve buds. It grows to a compact height of 18 inches tall. It may become invasive and difficult to eradicate once established.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  The foliage may cause skin irritation, and if ingested, may cause serious discomfort.
Care:  Grow in moist soil in full sun to partial shade. After flowering, the plant may be cut back to produce a flush of new foliage. Wait until early spring to cut foliage back to prevent winter rot. 
Propagation:  Divide in spring, take root cuttings in early winter, or sow seed in spring or fall.
Problems:  Powdery mildew.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Pink Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Roadside,
Waterside
Style
Herb Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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