Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ is a wonderful choice for a sunny spot. This selection was made in Dublin, Ireland, at the botanic garden of the same name. It is really a lax-growing shrub native to Chile, that is easily trained to grow up a trellis or against a wall. Everyone who sees one in bloom somewhere (usually on a tour of ‘open’ gardens) wants one.
This plant has a very long flowering season, and is rarely out of bloom. Flowering begins in April and contines on in flushes of gorgeous blue well into November. The foliage is evergreen, and will only fall if the winter is cold (for zone8) . One thing I and others have noticed is that this plant is relatively short-lived….. about eight years seems its life span.
The Solanum family is a huge and varied group of plants, that includes many weeds and poisonous species. It also includes the potato and the tomato ! This particular Solanum does not self-seed, and produces yellow pea-sized fruits that are probably toxic (so don’t eat them).
We have them in stock most of the time in a variety of sizes and prices.
Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’