Break out of your morning-glory rut and try something new in the world of vines. Solanum is a relative of the potato and the eggplant and if you look at its flowers, you'll see how. Shorter types are ideal for pots, planters, and windowboxes. Taller types can be trained up trellises. Bloom colors range from white to pale blue to deep purple. Many varieties have striking variegated foliage, so the plants look terrific even when they're not in bloom. While they're treated as annuals in most areas, many solanums are perennials in frost-free areas.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-4 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-4 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Accent solanum's rich purple flowers against the big, bold leaves of castor bean for a traffic-stopping display.Licorice plant
Pair purple from solanum's bloom with silver from licorice vine's foliage and you'll have an artistic combo that looks good spring to fall.
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