Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade

Solanum rantonnetii 'Royal Robe'

Medium-size evergreen shrub with slender arching stems. Displays masses of large, fragrant, rich blue-violet flowers with yellow centers over long season. A very showy plant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationso-LAY-num ran-ton-NET-tee
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through fall.
Design IdeasPlant this showy shrub where you can admire the large, fragrant flowers appearing summer through autumn. Needs full sun and room to spread. Works well in the mixed border or as the center shrub, surrounded with edging plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCordyline (Cordyline); Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Salvia (Salvia)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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