Dwarf Comfrey (Symphytum grandiflorum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Symphytum grandiflorum Accepted
Symphytum abchasicum Synonym
Symphytum ibericum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Yellow
Other: Buds are pink to red, flowers are bluish-white with blue base, creating a tricolour effect.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-06-25
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Early Spring
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 27, 2012 1:23 AM

This plant will grow in shade, and will quickly colonize the area. I have found it useful to use beneath shrubs which are late to emerge in the spring. It gets a bit ratty after blooming, but by then the shrubs are covering most of it.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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plants for deep shade that won't overrun delicate natives? by volcanicclay Aug 3, 2017 4:53 PM 6
Identification by Fay May 7, 2016 5:58 AM 11
NW shade ground cover plants and also sun loving plants that need less water by aothompson Jul 1, 2017 9:02 AM 12
What to plant with my hydrangea by VickiD Aug 31, 2013 7:02 PM 13
March Color by gg5 Apr 1, 2013 10:05 PM 120
Symphytum specie by JonnaSudenius Feb 23, 2013 2:51 PM 4
Please remind me. by Joy Apr 5, 2012 3:13 PM 7

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