Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Violet

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

From a nursery of the same name in Wales, where it was discovered as a chance seedling. Striking dusky dark violet flowers from spring to early summer and then later in the year if cut back. Clump forming and non-invasive.

Height and spread: 60cm 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): Comfrey, Knitbone, Boneset, Bruisewort, Pigweed.

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, 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.