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Solanum rantonnetii 'Variegatum'
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common name: Blue Potato Bush, Paraguay Nightshade
synonyms: Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Variegatum', Solanum rantonnetii 'Variegata'
shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
white & green
poisonous or irritant
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Tender shrub, fast growing. Strongly variegated foliage of alternate oval to lanceolate, green and creamy-white edged leaves. Deep blue-violet flowers about 2cm across, produced over a long period in summer and autumn. Ovoid red fruits.
Not frost hardy and needs a warm climate or winter protection. Best in full sun and moist, well drained soil.
Can be easily trimmed or trained as a standard. May be grown as a wall shrub.
From semi-ripe cuttings