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I ordered 5 plug plants of Solanum jasminoides 'Album' and they have just started blooming...but are not white! Think I have been sent the wrong Solanums - are these Solanum Crispum or something else?

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  • Posted: Wed. 20th May 2009 21:56

Wrong one!

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Laura!
Yup, I think you were sent the wrong plant. It is probably S. jasminoides (syn. S. laxum) - the straight species of Potato vine. It has blue-white flowers with yellow anthers like the one in your photo. I don't think it is S. crispum or S. crispum 'Glasnevin' - they tend to be a little more purple than blue-purple. Are you going to contact the supplier? If so, please let me know how you get on - I am curious to know what they do about it! Good luck!
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 19:58

Laxum vs Crispum

Reply from Laura Thomas

thanks for your valuable advice Kathy - did not even know there was a Laxum! Will post more pics to see if you can identify it as I would have said the flowers were quite purply (may be my camera that is not showing it fully).

Have contacted the suppliers but no response so this week even sent them a pic as proof but still no response. Will ring them after the weekend and see what happens. If still not happy will name and shame!

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 20:57