Symphytum asperum

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 Symphytum asperum subsp. var.  Prickly comfrey
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 4 ft to 5 ft
Width: 5 ft to 7 ft
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
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Flower features: red, pink
Boraginaceae > Symphytum asperum var. ,

Symphytum asperum is a flowering plant of the genus Symphytum in the family Boraginaceae.

Common names: Rough Comfrey, Prickly Comfrey.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Symphytum asperum, Lepech. (S. asperrimum, Donn). Prickle Comfrey. Perennial, 2 1/2 - 5 ft. or even more high: root thick: st. branched, uncinate: lvs. hispid or prickly on both surfaces, ovate or elliptical, acuminate; lower petioled base cordate or rotundate upper subpetioled, base cuneate: fls. at first rose then blue, smaller than those of S. officinale. Russia, Caucasus, Persia. B.M. 929.—Has some forage value. There are horticultural forms with yellow-variegated or -margined lvs. known as S. asperrimum aureo-variegatum, and S. asperrimum var. variegatum. CH

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