Symphytum officinale

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  • Common Name: Comfrey
  • Plant Story:

    Known for its medicinal purposes, Symphytum officinale leaves and roots were used to treat external inflammations rashes, cuts, bruises, or sprains. Today the perennial is grown for its attractive dark green basal leaves and the tubular blue-bell flowers that turn from white to pink to purple.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Purple,Pink,White
  • Planting Zone: -
  • Height: 1-3 ft
  • Spread: .75-2.5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun to part shade
  • Suggested Uses: Herb gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Slugs and Snails
  • Form: Clump-forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Cut back stems after flowering. Plant seeds 3 weeks before last frost.

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