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Solanum laxum 'Album'

21st July 2011

It is probably a mistake, but I have rooted cuttings of a number of my favourite climbers this year. I can't think where they are going to grow, but for the moment they are still in smnall pots in the greenhouse. This Solanum can be a little tender and if I had a south facing wall to grow it on, I would be happy. As it is, it will have to take its chances growing up a shrub somewhere. A problem that can be put off until next year.
It was first described in 1840 from a seed collection in southern Brazil, the white form is the only one I have ever seen in cultivation, although the species is typically pale blue-purple. Both colour forms appeared in the original seed collection.

28th January 2012