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PlantFiles: Costa Rica Nightshade, Giant Potato Vine
Solanum wendlandii

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: wendlandii (wend-LAND-ee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative Kell On Jul 10, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant has the worst hooks on the back of the leaves and down the stems and trunks. They do not just cut you, they take hunks of skin out of you for the spines hook under and grab your skin in many places. Even with minimal contact it gets you! Does much more damage than the thorniest of roses. But it is so beautiful!

Positive brical1 On Jul 5, 2007, brical1 from Inland S.E QLD
Australia wrote:

This vine flowers for months here,has huge clusters of beautiful lavender blooms

Neutral poppysue On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

This beautiful member of the nightshade family can be grown in a large container as a speciman plant. It climbs 3-4 feet high with hook like spines. In the heat of summer it will be covered with large clusters of lavender, 2.5-inch flowers. To over winter cut plants back by one half and store in a cool room with little water.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Downey, California
La Mesa, California
Manhattan Beach, California
San Leandro, California
Kendall, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Between, Georgia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Houston, Texas
Spring, Texas



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