Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew'

Golden Black Sea Comfrey

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew ' – Large broad and bold bright yellow tongues growing up to 12” long will quickly 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. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established potted perennial via division.


 


Height:

12-18 in

Spread:

24-36 in

Colors:

Blue

Zone:

(5)6 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Trachystemon orientalis 'Sundew'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Bank
  • Cottage Garden

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division