Plant Family / Solanum
Lycianthes rantonnetii (Blue Potato Bush) is an evergreen shrub boasting a nearly non-stop display of lightly fragrant, purple-blue flowers adorned with bright golden centers. Borne on slender, sprawling stems, the cup-shaped blossoms are profuse throughout warm weather and give way to showy red berries.
Reliable and fast-growing, Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' (Chilean Potato Bush) is a large semi-evergreen climbing shrub which is smothered from summer to fall in large clusters of fragrant, rich purple-blue, starry flowers. Each flower has attractive contrasting, prominent yellow stamens.
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.
Sweetly scented and fast-growing, award-winner Solanum laxum 'Album' (Potato Vine) is a large, semi-evergreen climber with luminous clusters of jasmine-scented, star-shaped, white flowers adorned with tiny, yellow centers. The flowers are produced in great quantities from summer to fall and usually year-round in mild climates.