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Lycianthes rantonnetii

Forming a whopping bush if you want it to, this plant in the potato family is sprinkled with constellations of large purple saucers all summer.
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1 x 3 litre pot

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Details:

Type
Shrub
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
2.4m (8ft)
Group/Species
rantonnetii
Common name
Blue Potato Bush
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.8m (6ft)
Cultivation
May survive as a wall-shrub in very mild areas, or grow as a standard in a pot and take under cover for winter.

Description

Forming a whopping bush if you want it to, this plant in the potato family is sprinkled with constellations of large purple saucers all summer. Before the frosts, bring it under cover if you can.

Care Tips

Plants can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees but best overwintered in a cool greenhouse or conservatory, with shade from the brightest sun and moderate humidity. Plants will require support.