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Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

 

Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine

Deep purple-blue, scented blooms appear in generous clusters from summer to autumn creating a pretty spectacular display. These are followed by yellowish-white fruits. A vigorous climber that is perfect for covering a sunny, sheltered wall or fence. In mild winters it may retain its leaves

 
plant Features
  • Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine

Latin name

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

type

Climber

family

Solanaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chilean Potato Vine/Mexican Potato Vine is 4.00meters x 6.00meters 4.00 M 6.00 M

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

Deep purple-blue, scented blooms appear in generous clusters from summer to autumn creating a pretty spectacular display. These are followed by yellowish-white fruits. A vigorous climber that is perfect for covering a sunny, sheltered wall or fence. In mild winters it may retain its leaves


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi-ripe cuttings from summer to early autumn, about 3in long with a heel of older wood. Place around the edge of small pots of multi-purpose compost, place a polythene bag over them and put on a bright windowsill, away from direct sunlight. Gentle heat beneath will speed the formation of roots. The cuttings should root in about four weeks. Pot up individually, protect from frost over winter and plant out in spring.

 

Propagation by layering

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take a stem of young growth. Cover the stem with soil with the growing tip out of the soil. Place a large stone over it to hold the stem in place and in a few months it will form roots. Leave for a year and then dig up and plant out.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Solanums prefer a neutral to slightly alkaline (limey), well-drained soil in full sun. Best planted against a wall or trellis to which the adult plant can be tied for training or, as long as they are touched by sun, they can underplant taller shrubs and be encouraged to grow through them.

 
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