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Variegated Russian Comfrey

Broad yellow leaf margins

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 4-7
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring to late spring
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Variegated Russian Comfrey

Description
Features large, oblong leaves and bell-shaped bluebell-like flowers that appear in drooping clusters from mid-spring to early summer. Russian Comfrey adds interest to shady green patches in the garden with its bright, variegated leaves. 'Symphytum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameSymphytum x uplandicum 'Axminster Gold'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing24 - 36 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-7
  • Flowering DateMid spring to late spring
  • Planting InstructionsTop of plant should be planted on soil level and 14 - 18" apart
  • Winter CareMulch +/- 2"
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormBell shaped flowers
  • Foliage Type8" long ovate leaves, light green with wide yellow edge
  • Soil RequirementWell drained
  • Watering RequirementAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • PruningNot needed
  • Additional InformationNone
  • Unique CharactersticsMissouri Botanical Garden: Symphytum x uplandicum is generally a coarse, hairy, rhizomatous perennial that is typically grown in borders and shade gardens for its attractive foliage and Virginia bluebell-like spring flowers. Symphytum x uplandicum, commonly known as Russian comfrey, is a naturally occurring hybrid (S. officinale x S. asperum) that grows in waste areas and disturbed soils in the Caucasus Mountains. It typically grows in an upright clump to 18-24" tall with flower stems to 4-5'. It features large, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, medium green leaves (to 14" long at the plant base) and bell-shaped, bluebell-like flowers that appear in drooping clusters (scorpiod cymes) from mid-spring to early summer. From pinkish buds, flowers open up rose but mature to purple. 'Axminster Gold' is a vigorous variegated-leaf cultivar that features striking grayish green leaves with broad yellow leaf margins. It typically grows in a rosette to 18" tall with a spread to 24-30" wide. Clusters of mauve pink bells bloom in late spring to early summer (June-July) atop stems rising from the foliage mound to 4-5' tall.
  • ShippedBAREROOT
  • Height/Habit24 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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