Dwarf Comfrey

Symphytum grandiflorum

Siberian comfrey is a pretty plant with tubular, bluebell-like, creamy white edible flowers that appear in fiddlehead-shaped clusters. It works well as a spreading groundcover in shady places, with flowers adored by the common carder bumble bee, honey bee, and red mason bee. We like to use the edible flowers in salads or for decorating cakes and other desserts, or harvest the leaves to make nutrient-dense soil amendments for the OAEC Mother Garden!

Water: Adaptable, can be invasive in wet zones

Hardiness: Not frost tender, but disappears in Winter

Habit: A spreading rhizomatous perennial to 1.5' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Adaptable

Origin: Europe

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Dwarf Comfrey