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Solanum luteum

Hairy nightshade

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple, white, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Solanum luteum (Hairy nightshade). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe to W. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and ornamental fruits. Flowers most seasons. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • 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.

Propagation

Propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, whitefly and aphids may cause problems.

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