Sunday, April 20, 2014

Symphytum 'Axminster Gold' is This Weeks Fave..

 This comfrey cultivar is fortunately less robust than the common green version, which is both large and difficult to dig up. But the color !






 These are hard to find locally, and I finally scored a couple at Digging Dog , where it is still offered occasionally-get it when you can as they often sell out. I've seen these get much larger in garden that benefit from summer rains-mine have to live on the stingy irrigation allotment they receive in my summer-dry climate.

 Visit   The Danger Garden to see more faves of the week..

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  1. It's a beautiful plant, Kathy. I've never seen it in a local nursery here in SoCal so I suspect the only way I can get my hands on it is by mail order.

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    1. I've never seen it at a local nursery here either Kris..Digging Dog seems to be the lone ranger in Norcal.

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  2. After seeing a particularly lovely plant in a friends garden last year I swore I would plant one in mine this year. Reality has got int he way, I've seen a couple lovely plants for sale but not bought them. I'm just not sure where to plant it. Must find a place...

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    1. Morning sun, late afternoon shade, needs to be watered. My two cents..

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  3. I have a nice big clump of the plain green growing right next to my compost bins. It's very easy to cut it back when it gets huge and put the leaves right in the compost. Then it produces more.

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    1. My experience with the green number was on our Norcal Coast; frost free, everything grows to a fare-thee-well.

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  4. Good choice! I've got one in almost full shade and one in a fair amount of sun and both do well.

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    1. I know exactly where one of yours is--I have photos !

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  5. Very nice! And brightens up its spot too!

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    1. Indeed it does..I have two though--a bad number ! Need three !

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  6. Hi KS, I have this plant. I can't remember where I got it but it was several years now. This year it looks better than ever and rivals any hosta in my garden. I think it takes a few years to really bulk up. I have never tried to dig mine. I can imagine it's halfway to China by now. :) I don't know why it isn't more readily available. It's a gem. Great photos!

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    1. Hi Grace, you will see this more often on the east coast I think, not sure why. What color!

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