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Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew'
Golden Black Sea Comfrey
Plant Type:SHADE PERENNIALS
Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew ' – Large broad and bold bright yellow tongues growing up to 12” long will gradually expand into a solid choppy sea of textured sunshine! 'Sundew' will grow densely enough as to be an effective weed smothering ground cover and a luminous one at that. Stems up to 18” tall support constellations of blue and white flowers which are like shooting stars in spring; they are reminiscent of Borage to which this interesting plant is actually related. Fertile moisture-retentive ground in open to dappled shade. Early morning sun should be fine. The specie's nativity is Bulgaria into Northern Turkey. But this Black Sea Comfrey is a Plant Delights Nursery introduction. It is less robust than the species in theory due to reduced cholorphyll. It is also in pots later to rise than its green brethren; we figure this trait may occur in the garden. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established potted perennial via division.
Zone:(5)6 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew'
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Late Spring / Summer / into Autumn
- Honey Bees & Native Bees
- Deer Resistant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Ground Cover
- Cottage Garden
- Garden Origin