Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
Potato Vine Solanum fasminoides
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'Potato Vine' Solanum fasminoides

Exotic blooms with a gentle jasmine scent
  • Beautiful white star shaped flowers with eye-catching yellow centres.
  • Place it near doorways or paths so that you can enjoy its gentle fragrance.
  • Related to the potato, hence the name, this climber has gorgeous green and semi-evergreen foliage.
  • Supplied as an established 75-90cm tall plant in a 19cm pot, ready to plant.

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Related to the humble potato, this climber will make a perfect addition to your garden this summer.

From June through to September, this gorgeous climber is covered in exotic looking star-shaped white blooms that are detailed with delicate yellow centres. Its blooms make a perfect contrast to the glossy green and semi-evergreen foliage. Perfect for trailing up walls and fences, if you place this climber near a doorway, you can enjoy the jasmine scent from inside the home.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

A hardy shrub, position your 'Solanum Jasminoides' in a sheltered area of your garden is full sun and enjoy the summer long floral display.

Supplied as an established 75-90cm tall plant in a 19cm pot, ready to plant.

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Supplied as an established 75-90cm tall plant in a 19cm pot, ready to plant.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Between Februrary and March, prune the side shoots on your Solanum jasminoides to within 3 or 4 buds.

Care Information

Planting your Solanum jasminoides:

  • Outside, choose a sheltered position, ideally in dappled or partial shade.
  • Prefers well-drained, fertile and slightly acidic soil or can be grown in a large container of ericaceous (acid) compost.
  • Before planting, water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole along with some ericaceous compost if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for your Solanum jasminoides:

  • Feed well throughout the growing season (spring and summer) with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser in summer to avoid yellowing of the leaves.
  • Water regularly until your plant is fully established - use rainwater where possible and keep the soil moist (but not saturated).
  • Over winter, although perfectly hardy, plants will benefit from some protection if it gets very cold. You can move container grown plants into a frost-free area or cover with good horticultural fleece.
  • Continue to feed plants with a balanced fertiliser over winter but reduce to once every 5-6 weeks. Reduce watering too, but do not allow the soil to fully dry out.

Pruning Advice for Solanum jasminoides:

  • Remove faded flowers to improve the appearance of your plant.
  • If necessary, trim lightly in early spring after flowering to help maintain a neat shape.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
600 cm
600 cm
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