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White Potato Vine

Solanum laxum 'Album'

Also known as

Potato Vine 'Album'

Solanum jasminoides in Topsham - geograph.org.uk - 264793 by Derek Harper (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

2.5m

8m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of White Potato Vine

Some white Solanum laxum 'Album' flowers on a plant with green leaves
Some white Solanum laxum 'Album' flowers on a plant with green leaves

White Potato Vine Overview

The cultivar Solanum laxum 'Album' is a fast-growing climber with glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves. It has woody, twining stems. This foliage provides a great background for the clusters of showy jasmine-scented flowers that appear from summer to autumn. They are white and star-shaped, with triangular petals and yellow stamens in the centre. Purple-black fruits follow. The White Potato Vine - which it is commonly known as - likes a sheltered position in full sun. It prefers moist, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. It can be grown under glass (where it needs some shading) or trained against a sunny wall outside. Solanum laxum 'Album' has earned an RHS 'Award of Garden Merit'.

Common problems with White Potato Vine

How to propagate White Potato Vine

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

Special features of White Potato Vine

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Indoor plant

Autumn colour

Other uses of White Potato Vine

Plant in wall side borders in urban courtyards or informal cottage gardens.