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Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’

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  • Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height5m to 6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’. This is a vigorous, evergreen, scrambling climber with oval, mid green leaves. Purple flowers are borne in clusters in early summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Peru, Chile

Interest and use

Summer/Autumn interest.

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  • Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil. You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. They will need staking.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They are prone to attack by spider mite, whitefly and aphids.

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