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Botanical name: Solanum rantonnetii
Other names: Potato bush blue, Paraguay nightshade, Blue lycianthes
Species: S. rantonnetii - S. rantonnetii is a deciduous shrub forming purple-blue flowers throughout the summer, followed by red decorative fruit in autumn which is popular with the birds.
Solanum rantonnetii is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn
Foliage: Green in All seasons
Fruit: Cream in Autumn
Fragrance: Flowers may be scented.
Toxicity: All parts of plant are poisonous. If is ingested, may result in severe discomfort.
Specific diseases: Grey mould
Pruning: Requires frequent trimming to maintain a compact appearance.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Solanum rantonnetii (Potato bush blue) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
Discuss Solanum rantonnetii (Potato bush blue) with other Shoot members.
Hi I brought two of these last year and they are wonderful sadly I did not know you had to protect them in the winter does this mean after such a cold winter they will have died ?
I have 2 solanum rantonnetii and i was wondering how i could protect them from the frost?
i have just bought this as a standard with white flowers,instead of blue,is ok.
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