Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum'
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Item #: 3570
Zones: 4a to 7b
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Caucasus Mountains
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
I remember falling in love the first time I saw this comfrey at Bill Frederick's wonderful Delaware garden. Each clump of this natural hybrid (S. asperum x S. officinale) makes a large, 3' wide, deciduous rosette with 18" long, fuzzy green leaves. Each leaf is surrounded by a 1" wide, creamy yellow border. In late spring, the plant expands upward to 2' tall (4' in cooler climates), topped with pendant, light blue, bell-shaped flowers...a Kodak moment. We have found this comfrey easy to grow in moist, rich soils, but still slow to propagate.