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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
comfrey 'Hidcote Pink'
Symphytum are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, sometimes invasive, with large leaves and nodding clusters of tubular flowers
'Hidcote Pink' is a clump-forming perennial, to 45cm tall, with rough, oval leaves, to 25cm long, and small pink and white tubular flowers borne in clusters in the spring
Toxicity Ingestion of roots or leaves may cause severe discomfort. Hairy leaves may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division of fleshy roots in spring or from root cuttings in early winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering to encourage neat, young foliage
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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