Dwarf Comfrey, Ornamental Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum grandiflorum

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Symphytum (sim-FY-tum) (Info)
Species: grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Hidcote Blue

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Ukiah, California

Hobart, Indiana

Saint Louis, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 4, 2004, RoyB from New Hyde Park, NY wrote:

Another variety listed as Symphytum grandiflorum comfrey blooms with ivory yellow flowers.

Positive

On Sep 30, 2003, Opa wrote:

Forms dense mat of leaves up to 60 cm wide. Lovely in flower - very pretty - can be totally covered in red or blue tipped buds and creamy white flowers. Grows well in moist soils - can become invasive in rich soils.
Excellent to lift a gloomy spot; useful under trees; great for shady banks and a good ground cover. I have it successfully growing under conifers. I also have a variegated leaf form which is looking promising.

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