Solanum crispum “Glasnevin,” aka Chilean potato vine (Richie Steffen)

Solanum crispum “Glasnevin,” aka Chilean potato vine (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Chilean potato vine

What: Solanum crispum “Glasnevin,” or Chilean potato vine, is hardy and blooms abundantly. The plethora of small star-shaped flowers, which are an intense lilac color with yellow centers, begin in July and continue until October. This Chilean plant may be grown as a relaxed, stand-alone shrub, supported on a fence or trellis, or allowed to meander through an evergreen shrub.

Where: Plant in full sun.

Size: Grows to 20 feet high by 8 feet wide when mature.

Care: Requires regular watering.

— Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks

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