Potato Vine

Solanum jasminoides

Attractive, shrubby climber gives an almost perpetual display of showy blue-white blossoms. Good ornamental cover for fences or walls, or grow across lattice for shade. Semi-evergreen.
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9 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular water; tolerates brief drought when established.


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Botanical Pronunciationso-LAY-num jas-min-OY-deez
LorePlants of the nightshade family are rich in chemical alkaloids and thus have been used in medicinal preparations since ancient times and are still utilized in modern pharmacopoeia.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower, stems to 20 to 25 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThe delicate look and assertive growth of this vine makes it a good cover for fence or arbor. Twine up the post of a shade covering or around the base of palm trees. Good container plant for porch or patio.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular water; tolerates brief drought when established.

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; deeply and less frequently, once established. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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