Symphytum ibericum

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Orange
Colour:
Cream
Colour:
Yellow

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

An excellent ground cover and weed suppressant. In spring, before the new leaves are fully developed, clusters of flowers change from burnt-orange buds to creamy-yellow bells.

Height and spread: 45cm x 60cm 

Symphytum:

As seen from the common names, it has long been used as a herbal cure, edible vegetable and animal fodder. It has also been used as a compost maker and plant food. An early use was in setting bones, the roots being ground to a paste and used in the way plaster of Paris is used today. The name comfrey comes from the Latin 'Conferre', meaning to bring together. Symphytum comes from the Greek 'Symphyo' - to make whole. All are useful for shady positions, although they will also grow in sun, preferring some moisture.

Common name(s): Iberian comfrey, Comfrey, Knitbone, Boneset, Bruisewort, Pigweed.

Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.