SOLANUM

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen)

This is not a plant for cold areas, and always needs to be protected by a wall.

Solanum crispum autumnale (Chilean potato tree) (E), purplish-blue flowers with prominent yellow centres reminiscent of the potato flower, borne abundantly throughout the summer.

S.jasminoides (potato vine), a semi-ever-green with grey-blue flowers which start in mid-June and bloom until the autumn frosts. Grows up to 20 ft. and is vigorous, requiring drastic pruning each February.

S.j. Album, a white-flowered variety, with all the characteristics of the type.

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' (Solanaceae)

Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ (Solanaceae) (Photo credit: Tim Waters)

09. January 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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