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Solanum rantonnettii ‘Royal Robe’

Blue potato bush

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to November
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.25m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourPurple, blue
  • Leaf ColourMid-dark green

Description

Solanum rantonnettii ‘Royal Robe’ (Blue potato bush). An evergreen shrub bearing bright green leaves with clusters of purple-blue flowers in mid summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Paraguay

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, 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.

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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