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Solanum wendlandii

Potato vine

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBluish
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Solanum wendlandii (Potato vine). This is a robust evergreen or semi-evergreen vine which will grow about 6m, and has a few hooked spines. The leaves are about 20cm, and are simple or divided. The flowerheads are lilac flowers and are about 15cm across, and bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

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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