Potato bush blue (Solanum rantonnetii)
Paraguay nightshade, Blue lycianthes
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.
Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, against a sunny wall.
City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wallside and trellises
Chalky, Clay, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Tender in frost (H3)
Requires frequent trimming to maintain a compact appearance.
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Solanum rantonnetii is:
Violet in Summer; Violet in Autumn
Green in All seasons
Cream in Autumn
Flowers may be scented.
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