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Blue Potato Vine 'Glasnerium'

Solanum crispum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: crispum (KRISP-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Glasnerium



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly


This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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

Fort Myers, Florida

Glenview Nas, Illinois

Austin, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Decatur, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 13, 2005, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I could kick myself for not taking a picture of mine before the freeze! Newly planted just a couple of weeks before we had a sudden freeze, both died back to the ground, but one is already putting out new leaves at the base. The flowers were almost wisteria-type hanging clusters of very pretty blue-violet star-shaped flowers with orange centers. They also had some red berries, as these form towards the end of the year. In my area, in a mild winter they may grow right through the winter. In colder weather, they will die back but can grow to 15 ft in one season. This is described as a "shrubby vine" in some places, needing to be trained onto a trellis and maybe even pruned to keep from being too shrubby. It is related to the kitchen potato, tomatoes, and Deadly Nightshade. Toxicity is debata... read more