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PlantFiles: Variegated Potato Vine
Solanum laxum 'Variegata'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: laxum (LAX-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Synonym:Solanum jasminoides
Synonym:Solanum boerhaaviifolium
Synonym:Solanum boerhaviaefolium

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral JoyfulSeason On Jan 17, 2011, JoyfulSeason from Kerrville, TX wrote:

Does anyone know if this plant is deer resistant?

Positive nifty413 On May 1, 2007, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is supposedly not hardy here in zone 8a, but mine has survived for years in a large container without winter protection. Looks rather unsightly at winter's end as mentioned previously; rebounds quickly as weather warms.

Positive fluffygrue On Oct 28, 2005, fluffygrue from Manchester
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fantastic plant if you need a trellis covered quickly - it's actually turning into a bit of a bully, and I need to keep an eye on it and regularly steer it in the right direction rather than it strangling other plants. Undemanding and evergreen in our zone 8 UK garden, but few flowers as of yet. Nice foliage, but looks very straggly at the end of winter.


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

Gilbert, South Carolina
Dickinson, Texas
Garland, Texas

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