Yellow Comfry - Symphytum grandiflorum 'Goldsmith'"Goldsmith" can be easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Mine grows in average soils, eastern exposure in my zone 6 garden. It is somewhat drought tolerance and can do reasonably well in dryish, shady locations. Many of the comfeys spread by creeping rhizomes however ‘Goldsmith’ remains controlled to one spot. Easily propagated by root cuttings or division. Trim foliage as needed to shape plant. Cutting back stems promptly after flowering may encourage a rebloom. I have seen no serious insect or disease problems. It has been said that slugs and snails may attack the foliage, but they never have visited my plant.