Solanum crispum


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Noun1.Solanum crispum - hardy climbing shrub of Chile grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers; not a true potato
genus Solanum, Solanum - type genus of the Solanaceae: nightshade; potato; eggplant; bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Purple abounded, with globular allium heads bursting from their protective envelopes and one of my favourite climbers, Solanum crispum "Glasnevin", made a dramatic statement, set as a pillar on a wooden frame.
At Chirk this month our penstemon and the 40ft solanum crispum Glasnevin, a distant relative of the potato that grows up the castle walls, will be coming gloriously into flower and the roses will be at their best.
The Chilean potato tree, solanum crispum is another worthy contender for a warm wall, giving thousands of purple-blue fragrant flowers over the summer - it tends to scramble rather than climb and so will need some help to support itself on a wall.
Expert tip To give a sunny garden the mood of the Med, try growing the exotic-looking Solanum crispum Glasnevin, which produces clusters of fragrant violet-blue flowers in summer against purple wall.
An ornamental relative of the potato, Solanum crispum Glasnevin, reached highest at 3m (10ft), and produced plenty of blooms ( clusters of star-shaped blue flowers with pointed yellow centres.