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Potato Vine

Solanum jasminoides

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Potato Vine (Solanum jasminoides) at Make It Green Garden Centre

Potato Vine flowers

Potato Vine flowers

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Height:  25 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

An exceptional, hardy climbing vine offering elegant white flowers with bright yellow centers; perfect for climbing fences or trellises; also great trailing for containers and hanging baskets

Ornamental Features

Potato Vine is blanketed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Potato Vine is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Potato Vine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Potato Vine will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features