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Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'(Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue'(Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue')Herb in 1 Litre Pot

'Hidcote Blue' Comfrey (also known as comphrey) is a native herb in Britain. It has a myriad of uses, and Comfrey is one of the most useful plants you can grow in your garden.  The purplish-pink buds which appear in spring and summer, open to bell-shaped flowers which are an electric blue colour. This variety is not as tall as some of the others and is useful as ground-cover between shrubs, making a weed-proof cluster of rough-textured green leaves, Height and spread approx 50 cm. This hardy perennial will flourish in almost any soil type and situation, and as it is such a vigorous plant, it needs very little encouragement to grow well. To encourage a second flush of flowers and rejuvenate the foliage, prune the plants hard to the ground after flowering and feed with a liquid feed. They are adored by bees and butterflies so they are great plants if you make honey or want to have lots of wildlife in your garden.

Herb Usage

Comfrey has long been known as a medicinal herb, and it was cultivated by the Greeks and Romans for its powerful properties. Comfrey was historically used to treat a wide variety of ailments ranging from bronchial problems, broken bones, sprains, arthritis, gastric and varicose ulcers, severe burns, acne and other skin conditions. Today Comfrey is almost solely grown for its ornamental properties and for its use as a wonderful natural fertilizer and compost activator when steeped in water it is a must have for the organic gardener. 

It is important to note that Comfrey is not to be taken internally as it could cause liver damage.

Buy Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue' Online

Our potted Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'(Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 50cm
Spread 50cm
Latin Name Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very Hardy
Culinary none
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Natural Fertiliser
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Bloomin lovely!

    Posted by Alison Kirkham on 13th Jan 2021

    Well not exactly bloomin because it's Winter but brilliant in any case. Always timely, always good quality and always respond to queries. My custom is assured.

  • 5
    good condition

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2020

    nice size and very healthy looking, thanks!

  • 5
    Healthy plants , well packed and delivered very quickly

    Posted by Naomi on 26th May 2020

    Bought 4 of this variety as it was recommended as an excellent ground cover plants for under a conifer hedge. Plants were healthy, well packaged in a cardboard box and in individual recycled plastic covers and which were further recyclable

  • 5

    Posted by Roger on 7th Apr 2020

    Very good sized plant, very healthy and really excellent value.

  • 5
    Very Well Packaged & Plants Were Good

    Posted by Les on 16th Sep 2019

    The four Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue' arrived on time and well packaged. They have only been planted for a couple of weeks so not much to say except that new leaves have begun to appear so they have started.

  • 5
    Very healthy plant

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Sep 2018

    Arrived on time extremely well packed . Big plant good value for money.

  • 5
    Comfrey two veriaties

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2017

    Plant good arrived in the set time . Well packaged in plastic container, inside a good strong box

  • 5
    excellent quality and perfect packaging

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2016

    Very well-packaged, arrived without a problem at all. Excellent plant quality, healthy and quick-growing. Good size (small enough to ship but large enough to plant out immediately.) Overall, extremely pleased!

  • 5
    Beautiful colour flowers

    Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2015

    Planted two weeks ago and already doing well. A very healthy plant that arrived quickly, well-packaged and just as described.