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Potato Vine, Solanum laxum.

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Potato Vine, Solanum laxum. Also Called: Solanum boerhaaviifolium, Solanum boerhaviaefolium, Solanum jasminoides. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Vines.
Potato Vine, Solanum laxum.
Photo Taken February 22, 2006.
Potato Vine, Solanum laxum. Also Called: Solanum boerhaaviifolium, Solanum boerhaviaefolium, Solanum jasminoides. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Vines.Potato Vine, Solanum laxum. Also Called: Solanum boerhaaviifolium, Solanum boerhaviaefolium, Solanum jasminoides. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Vines.
Potato Vine.
Solanum laxum.
Potato Vine.
Solanum laxum.

Potato Vine.
Solanum laxum, Potato Or Niteshade Family ( Solanaceae ), Potato Vine. Also Called: Solanum boerhaaviifolium, Solanum boerhaviaefolium, Solanum jasminoides.

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This attractive, shrubby twining climber gives an almost perpetual display of showy blue-tinged white blossoms. It is a good ornamental cover for fences or walls, or growing across lattice for shade. Semi-evergreen. Full to partial sun. Fast grower, with stems 10 to 18 feet long.

All parts of Solanum laxum are toxic! Do not eat them!


Quick Notes:

Height: Height to about 10 - 18 feet.

Flowers: Star shaped, White blue-tinged, 1" flowers.

Flowering Time: January to December. Year Round. In Phoenix, as long as it stays above freezing temperatures..

Seed Pod: Thorny, globose, walnut-sized 1-1/2 inches in diameter with many small, slender spines.

Leaves: Dark green, ovate-lanceolate, 1-3 inches long, entire or lower ones irregularly pinnately divided.

Found: Native to Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 5,000 feet.

Habitat: Well drained sandy desert soils, slopes, mesas, and disturbed rocky soil.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken Glendale, Arizona. February 22, 2006.

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