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Solanum crispum Chilian potato tree   Solanaceae

Solanum crispum, Chilian potato tree


Solanum crispum, Chilian potato tree

This is Solanum crispum, Chilian potato tree	an evergreen or semi-evergreen scrambling climber to 20 ft (6 m) from Chile, with undulating oval or heart-shaped leaves up to 4 in (10 cm) long that are finely hairy.
The heads of lilac-blue flowers are fragrant and are followed by white 1/4 in (6 mm) fruit. Glasnevin is a vigorous form with deep blue flowers.
Flowering colors: Blue, Mauve
Other properties: Fragrant, Poisonous
Cultivation: These warm-climate plants have a wide range of requirements; most prefer full sun and rich, well-drained soil.
They are prone to attack by spider mite, whitefly and aphids.