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California Gardening: Solanum laxum or solanum jasminoides - potato vine

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Vallejo, CA

May 24, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #7823260

What is the difference between these two plants? I have seen white, but I know there is also a purple. Where does one buy them?
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7823286

I think they're synonyms for the same plant (at least that's how they're listed in Plant Files). The white one is available everywhere--pretty much any nursery you go to, or even places like Home Depot, OSH, etc would typically have it. I don't think S. laxum/jasminoides comes in purple--there are plenty of other Solanum species that are purple though but I don't know which one it is that you've seen. Lycianthes rantonnetii is a fairly common purple one--it's not considered Solanum anymore but looks very similar and I see it a lot in gardens/garden centers so maybe that's what you've seen.
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9134937

I have read that solanum jasminoides is purple, solanum jasminoides album is the white form. I don't know what the difference is between solanum laxum and solanum jasminoides album.

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