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Solanum overwintering

West Somerset, England Eng

I bought a beautiful standard Solanum. The plant label didn't give any more info except to say '1 season only'. I think it's Solanum rantonnei, not hardy. Has anyone tried to keep this plant over winter?

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It is not hardy but you could grow it in a pot and cut it back hard in the Autumn,keep it frost free, feed it in the Spring and it will go for many years

18 Jun, 2007


No answer for your question sorry but that is beautiful.

21 Jun, 2007


Thanks Wyeboy for your advice - I shall certainly try!

Also thanks for your comment maple - I love the colour!

21 Jun, 2007


Yes! had it for many years - does well from cuttings, keep frost free over winter, cut back in spring and keep out to flower all summer! Good to grow as a standard or bush - depending where you are you might get away with growing it as a wall shrub in a sheltered spot - I got away with it for a few years then lost it!

11 Jul, 2007

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