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Comfrey, the miracle plant!

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Symphytum officinale in the family boraginaceae with its tall clumps of large green hairy leaves and clusters of tubular flowers appears all over the Triangle Community Garden and allotments in May and June.  Upright and growing to around 1.5 metres the flowers vary in colour from pale pink and white through to blues and lilac,  a handsome plant particularly attractive under trees and on banks, when allowed to spread in drifts it is a spectacular sight.  Easy to propagate from root cutting, division or seed, it is also almost entirely pest and disease free.

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