Symphytum officinale

£5.50

Comfreys (of which there are several growing in the UK and Ireland) are a confusing group of plants because they readily hybridise with each other producing flowers varying from white, through pale pink and mauve to dark purple. These perennial plants love riverbanks and damp hedgerows. The flowers appear in May and June, often making lovely displays with Bluebells and other early spring flowers.

12 in stock (backorders allowed)

Product Description

Adorned with imperial purple flowers, this Comfrey appeared in the woodland drive this summer. I have no idea from whence it came but it is a welcome arrival for all that. We already give a home to several other comfreys but this particular one is going to be a firm favourite for sure. Comfreys (of which there are several growing in the UK and Ireland) are a confusing group of plants because they readily hybridise with each other producing flowers varying from white, through pale pink and mauve to dark purple. These perennial plants love riverbanks and damp hedgerows. The flowers appear in May and June, often making lovely displays with Bluebells and other early spring flowers.

 

  • Pot size : 1L
  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: spring/summer
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Eventual height & spread: 90cm x unlimited