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SOLANUM 

Solanum are native to South America and related to the potato plant.  These climbers produce clusters of flowers along their stems at regular intervals.  They can be grown against walls and fences and look very attractive at the back of an herbaceous border. 

Pruning Thin out and spur back crowded growth in spring. 

Varieties:

 

S. Jasminoides ALBUM 

Flowering time: June October   Height: 1.5 2m

This vigorous semi-evergreen climber produces clusters of white scented flowers. Plant in a sunny sheltered position in well drained soil.

 

 

S. Crispum GLASNEVIN

 

Flowering time:  June Sept   Height: 1.5 2m

One of the most attractive of all wall climbers requiring space to develop plant in a sunny position in well-drained soil.  This vigorous semi-evergreen climber produces clusters of purple star-shaped flowers followed by yellow/white fruit.

 

 

S. Jasminoides AUREOVARIEGATUM 

Flowering time:  August September   Height: 5m

This evergreen variety (deciduous in colder regions) produces fragrant white flowers in clusters and the gold margins flush pink in late summer.  Position in a sheltered, sunny, well-drained site against a wall or on a trellis or pergola.