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Solanum jasminoides

Potato Vine

Potato Vine

Comments

An exceptional, hardy climbing vine offering elegant white flowers with bright yellow centers; perfect for climbing fences or trellises; also great trailing for containers and hanging baskets

Description

An exceptional, hardy climbing vine offering elegant white flowers with bright yellow centers; perfect for climbing fences or trellises; also great trailing for containers and hanging baskets

Landscape Attributes

Potato Vine is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Potato Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Potato Vine will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

25 feet

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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