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Solanum (Lycianthes) rantonnetii

Solanum (Lycianthes) rantonnetii
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Common Name: Blue Potato Bush

Plant Family: Solanaceae

Useful for:  Growing in Pots
Planting Style:  mediterranean
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Blue
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Arching
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)


A vigorous, semi-evergreen shrub with masses of mauve-purple flowers to 2.5cm (1in) across throughout summer. Has a lax habit so may need support, and looks good trained against a wall. May survive outside in very mild areas, otherwise keep frost free. Grow in loam based compost and feed monthly in summer. If grown frost free, can be pruned to shape in autumn alternatively in late spring.


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