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Genus: Solanum

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  1. Where to buy Solanum plants & price comparison.
  2. Care tips & advice from our members.
  3. Photos of Solanum plants in real gardens.

A hugely diverse genus of about 1,400 species that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, shrubs, trees and climbers coming from habitats all over the world.

Many species are poisonous but the well known exceptions are Solanum melongena (Aubergine) and Solanum tuberosum or potato! In South America the fruits of certain species are used as they are very attractive to cockroaches, mites and insects – to whom they are fatal…

The Chilean potato tree (S. crispum) often looks and behaves like a tree but is actually a climber that grows wild in Chile and Peru.

Solanum to buy

Clicking on any of these plants will give you more information, you only leave this website if you decide to buy. You can see all the Solanum plants for sale in our garden centre which lists products from over 25 popular websites.

We have 169 photos of Solanum plants in real gardens

These photos are from real gardens by real gardeners! Just click on one to start exploring.

You can also discover who's growing Solanum.

  • solanum crispum on the wall (Solanum crispum Glasnevin)
    By spritzhe..
  • An unplanned 'mingle' (Solanum laxum)
    By spritzhe..
  • Solanum laxum 'Album' (Solanum laxum)
    By spritzhe..
  • Solanum laxum 'Album' (Solanum laxum)
    By spritzhe..


Care tips & Questions

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Solanum Rantonettii in winter

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2 Nov, 2008

Care of Solanum Album

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27 Aug, 2008

Solanum crispum poisonous?

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21 Aug, 2008

Planting potatoes

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20 Apr, 2008

How to plant seed potatoes?

3 replies


19 Mar, 2008

Solanum overwintering

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18 Jun, 2007

Species of Solanum