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RE: symphytum

I got mine from Greer Gardens, but I'll see if I can find a closer source for 
you.  The thing to keep in mind with Greer is to buy a gift certificate at 
Christmastime and then place your order in spring.  The GCs are sold at a 
discount of 10 to 20% which in turn will offset your shipping charges.
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
> Kitty,
> Do you have a good source for Symphytum 'Goldsmith'?  I tried to get a
> plain or variegated comfrey locally for the last few years.  As a last
> resort, I begged a division from the personal garden of the head of one
> of our nearby arboretums!  He also gave me a low growing , nonnative
> yellow blooming comfrey which I don't have a name for.  I was really
> looking for the variegated comfrey.  He warned me that comfrey can
> spread, so I'll have to be watchful!  He had it planted in a shady area
> of his herb garden and it looked lovely in spring!
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 12:09 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] symphytum
> Marge,
> I have Symphytum 'Goldsmith' as well as theplain Comfrey.  It's
> variegated
> much like your Axminster, but doesn't get tall as your picture showed.
> And,
> yes, a big slug favorite.  Sounds like you took a bit of a beating from
> this
> weather, too.  Seems we all have in one way or another.
> Kitty
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