Symphytum 'Hidcote Pink'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: pale pink and white
- Other features: contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation; the roots and leaves may cause severe discomfort if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Pretty clusters of pale pink and white flowers, which slowly fade as they mature, are produced in mid- to late spring above mounds of hairy, mid-green leaves. A great groundcover for woodland gardens or semi-wild areas. It is ideal for planting in bold drifts in a moist, partially shaded site and associates particularly well with ferns.
- Garden care: Mulch with well-rotted manure in spring and dead-head after flowering to encourage the growth of young foliage.
- Harmful if eaten
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