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Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Russian comfrey)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum'

Other names

Variegated Russian comfrey

Genus

Symphytum Symphytum

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is an erect, deciduous perennial with bristly, oblong, green and white variegated leaves and purple-pink flowers in summer.


Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

If ingested, severe discomfort may result.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Cream in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cutting back after flowering will encourage new foliage to develop.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Russian comfrey) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in sun or partial shade in moist, moderately fertile soil. This is a fairly invasive plant but being a variegated cultivar is less so.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum'

Other names

Variegated Russian comfrey

Genus

Symphytum Symphytum

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatum' _ 'Variegatum' is an erect, deciduous perennial with bristly, oblong, green and white variegated leaves and purple-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

If ingested, severe discomfort may result.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Cream in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cutting back after flowering will encourage new foliage to develop.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Russian comfrey) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in sun or partial shade in moist, moderately fertile soil. This is a fairly invasive plant but being a variegated cultivar is less so.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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