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Purple Potato Bush

Purple Potato Bush

Regular price $7.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: purple with bright yellow center
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Purple Potato Bush, also known as Solanum rantonnetii or Lycianthes rantonnetii, is a popular ornamental shrub known for its vibrant purple flowers and bushy growth habit. Native to South America, it has become a favorite in gardens worldwide for its colorful display and ease of care.

The most striking feature of the Purple Potato Bush is its profusion of deep purple flowers, each with a bright yellow center. These flowers bloom from spring to fall, providing a long-lasting display of color. The vivid purple blooms stand out against the dark green foliage, making the plant an eye-catching addition to any garden.

The leaves of the Purple Potato Bush are small, glossy, and dark green, adding to the plant's overall lush appearance. The shrub has a rounded, somewhat sprawling growth habit, making it suitable for use as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or even as informal hedging.

This plant thrives in well-drained soil and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. It performs best in full sun, where it produces the most abundant blooms. In cooler climates, the Purple Potato Bush can be grown as an annual or overwintered indoors.

The Purple Potato Bush is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care beyond regular watering and occasional pruning. Pruning can help maintain the desired shape and size of the plant and promote denser flowering.

Overall, the Purple Potato Bush is valued for its striking flowers, bushy growth habit, and adaptability to a range of garden settings. Its ability to provide long-lasting color and its ease of care make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of vibrant color to their outdoor spaces.

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