Plant: Jasmine Nightshade (Solanum jasminoides) |
Planted on the opposite side of The Stump to the hardenbergia the potato vine supplies the summer-autumn flowering to the hardenbergia’s winter-spring blossom.
Common name: White potato creeper, potato vine
Botanic name: Solanum jasminoides
Description: A moderately vigorous, evergreen or semi-evergreen twiner from Brazil. In summer and autumn it produces clusters of star-shaped bluish/white flowers with yellow stamens. In mild areas, the flowering will continue through to late June.
Best climate: Potato vine prefers a warm, sunny position and will grow well in most areas of Australia, except for cold mountainous zones.
Uses: fast cover for walls and fences white theme garden
Good points: long flowering season attractive white flowers glossy, dark green leaves
Downside: partly deciduous in marginal climates possible garden escapee
Care: Potato vines like a warm, sunny position in rich, well-drained soil. They need a support for climbing. Prune in late winter to control size and also to encourage the growth of new vigorous wood.
Prickles's Potato Vine (Solanum jasminoides) Care Instructions
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