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Solanum laxum 'Album'

Potato vine

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

Solanum laxum 'Album'

Plant details

The potato vine Solanum laxum 'Album' has slightly fragrant, white flowers, each with a central yellow beak, throughout mid to late summer. Like its relative Solanum crispum, its wiry stems need tying to wires or trellis for support, but its small, semi-evergreen leaves are thinner and more delicate-looking, and it's far less hardy. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Solanum laxum 'Album' in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site, ideally in front of a south- or west-facing wall. Alternatively, grow it in pots, trained up an obelisk, which you can move indoors in autumn. It can also be grown as a conservatory or houseplant.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: laxum

Cultivar: Album

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 600cm

Spread: 180cm


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