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Solanum laxum 'Album' (Solanum laxum)

Even though we had frost last week, my Solanum is still flowering!



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mine too, its full of new buds but i fear the coming cold spell will put paid to those :( Its my first year with this plant, is it supposed to have berries?

6 Dec, 2009

 

Is this quite hardy.? I had one once and kept it in a pot so that I could bring it into shelter in the winter. I'm not sure if it died from being pot bound, or from cold.

6 Dec, 2009

 

Nice close-up!

7 Dec, 2009

 

I lost mine in the frost last year,it was only a baby, I'm going to have to look for another one

7 Dec, 2009

 

It doesn't produce berries, Ww. The reaction to the frost we had was interesting - the flowers closed up! I thought they'd died, but no, back they came!

No, it isn't reliably hardy, Hywel - it doesn't like hard frosts, but I was lucky and it survived last winter.

I think you'd find another one quite easily, Grindle. :-)))

Thanks, Charlie!

7 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Spritz, re the berries - the label on it must be wrong. The garden centre (a reputable one, Frosts) had the plant in the 'half-hardy' section, but people have had them round here for years and not lost them. Its grown so much in its first year :))

7 Dec, 2009

 

Yes, mine did too - I cut it back by about two-thirds, but it has taken off over the back fence, into the field behind us - and is battling with the brambles and nettles there. I reckon I know which is winning, as well! LOL.

I know that people have lost them in hard frosts - Andrewr did in Berkshire! I have mine in a sheltered area where it gets the sun (haha) for most of the day.

7 Dec, 2009

 

I'll make sure I go for a more mature one this time :)

8 Dec, 2009

 

I'm sure that would help, Grindle - let it get its roots down! :-)

8 Dec, 2009

 

I'm learning LOL the fact that starter plants are cheaper, unless you keep them potted up for a couple of years, they can be a false economy.

9 Dec, 2009

 

Yes, I'm sure you're right, Grindle. It can be done, of course, but you have to have somewhere to keep them in the meantime, as well!

9 Dec, 2009

 

Just beautiful Spritz......and in December!!

10 Dec, 2009

 

They do flower late, Janey. It's such a pleasure to see. :-))

10 Dec, 2009

 

I had a wild blue one in Cairns, posted a picture of it and I heard here they were highly toxic. Watch out. Pretty flowers though.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Wild? How wonderful! I have a mauve one - S. crispum 'Glasnevin' which flowers much earlier. I do know they're toxic, but I don't eat them, so that's OK!! LOL.

11 Dec, 2009



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