Solanum Rantonnetii

Temperature:  60-80 degrees Fahrenheit

 

A sprawling shrub or rambling vine that bears a profusion of deep violet-blue, trumpet shaped flowers in summer.  It has deep green leaves that will provide dense cover when grown in full sun.

It can be trained on a trellis, pool fence or pergola, wherever there's a support or it can be left to develop a shrubby habit.

Soil: It can tolerate most soils with adequate drainage.

Maintenance: Train to a support when young and tip prune to maintain dense growth.

Diseases: Can sometimes be affected by Aphids, but this is rarely a problem.

Other Species: 1,400 species in this genus including many ornamental and edible shrubs, trees, perennials and climbers - also includes the ever popular Potato.

 

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