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PlantFiles: Variegated Comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold'

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Symphytum (sim-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: x uplandicum (up-LAN-dee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Axminster Gold

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive gardengrammy8 On Mar 26, 2014, gardengrammy8 from Rivergrove, OR wrote:

I have had this plant, but now having trouble finding it!

I LOVED it--only negative is that it sometimes reverts to plain green. The yellow variegation is so spectacular--the last thing I wanted was plain green comfrey!!

Positive JCG On Jun 17, 2012, JCG from Anchorage, AK wrote:

What a beautiful plant..It is very hardy here in Anchorage, Alaska.
I have had it for about 5 years now and what a statement it makes..
a very large plant

I began splitting it after 3 years and now others can enjoy it.

partial shade to deep shade and heavy soil..

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Halifax, Massachusetts
Hilton, New York
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin



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