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Symphytum asperum /Comfrey

Symphytum asperum   / Symphytum asperum
A clump of comfrey, sometimes called the "healing herb," has bold coarse-textured foliage
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A clump of comfrey, sometimes called the "healing herb," has bold coarse-textured foliage

Clumps of large, hairy leaves can be excellent accent perennials in the garden

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Scientific Name: Symphytum asperum
Common Name: Comfrey
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: This is a perennial that produces large, coarse texture fuzzy leaves and flower spikes in late spring or early summer. It is often seen growing in herb gardens because several parts of the plant can be used for culinary purposes. Plants in a fertile, well drained soil in full sun to partial shade although this herb is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. It has a long and interesting history as a medicinal herb.