Tripple Brook Farm


Common Names: L

Labrador tea
Ledum groenlandicum
lao zhu
Phyllostachys arcana
large-flowered comfrey
Symphytum grandiflorum
lavender, common
Lavandula angustifolia
lavender, English
Lavandula angustifolia
Chamaedaphne calyculata
leek, wild
Allium tricoccum
lemon balm
Melissa officinalis
lily, Turk's-cap
Lilium superbum
Convallaria majalis
lizard's tail
Saururus cernuus
lobelia, great blue
Lobelia siphilitica
loosestrife, water
Decodon verticillatus
lyre-leafed sage
Salvia lyrata

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016


(Boraginceae - forget-me-not family)
About 25 species of perennial herbs.

asperum peren • 2'; fl stalks to 4' • zones 3-9

prickly comfrey

sun - shade, dry - moist

A strong grower, forming a rounded clump. The large leaves are covered with hairs. Clusters of small blue flowers appear in summer on upright stalks. Has been used medicinally.

cat # 6E6S
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea

grandiflorum peren • 12-18"; fl stalks to 24" • zones 3-9

large-flowered comfrey

new, sun - shade, dry - moist

This coarse, hirsute, rhizomatous perennial spreads to form a low-spreading foliage clump that roots as it spreads. Considered very good ground cover plant, most useful in shaded situations and can be grown in dry shade. Bluebell-like, creamy flowers appear in drooping clusters, typical of the borage family, in mid-spring to early summer. The root system is very deep and easily reconstitutes plants from small fragments of root left in the soil. Tolerates most soils and situations but prefers a moist soil and some shade. Grows well in heavy clay soils and under trees. Plants can be invasive and will naturalize, seeding assertively. The saving grace of comphrey is its toleration of dry shade, quite rare in a plant.

cat # 6E6U
$8.95 each / 3-9, $8.50 ea / 10+, $7.95 ea