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Symphytum grandiflorum

Archive entry 03.01.16

3rd April 2014

A dwarf comfrey from the Caucasus but widely introduced throughout Europe thanks to its talent for creeping under the garden fence. A charming monster, I collected a sprig from an escaped plant in the north of France thirty years ago. Knowing how vigorous it is, I didn't plant it in my garden I gave it to my mother.
And there is has prospered, filling space under apple trees and flowering while the first breath of spring still freezes in front of the nose.
My mother has a generous spirit and made quite sure that a small piece made its way to my garden. To sweeten the gift she also included an alpine strawberry and hand in hand the two are romping along under the trees.