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Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' (Hidcote comfrey)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' sim-FY-tum Common Name: Hidcote comfrey 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
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, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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