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Solanum Integrifolium (Pumpkin on a Stick)

Pumpkin on a Stick, Pumpkin Tree, Pumpkin Bush, Ornamental Eggplant, Mock Tomato, Japanese Golden Eyes, Chinese Scarlet Eggplant


Solanum Integrifolium (Pumpkin on a Stick) is an intriguing tender perennial boasting large blue-green leaves and charming miniature pumpkins on dark stems in late summer to early fall. Grown as a decorative stem for the cut flower industry, Pumpkin on a Stick enjoys a long vase life, up to 2-4 weeks. Used as a vegetable used in Asian dishes, it has a bitter, peppery taste. Careful when handling this plant: the leaves and stems are armed with thorns.

  • Grows up 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm). Will require staking.
  • Thrives in full sun, well-drained soils.;
  • Native to Southeast Asia

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Solanum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Solanum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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