The Chilean potato tree
, solanum crispum is another worthy contender for a warm wall, giving thousands of purple-blue fragrant flowers over the summer - it tends to scramble rather than climb and so will need some help to support itself on a wall.
In its eclecticism and experimentation, Potato Tree
resembles a collection of B-side recordings, with some experiments coming off more successfully than others.
When you see a solanum in flower you'll soon see how it gets its name of the potato tree
, but fortunately it's considerably more attractive than the rows of spuds growing in your veg plot.
THE Chilean potato tree
, or Solanum crispum, is covered with a mass of blue-purple or white flowers from mid-summer until the frosts.
But Solanum, the Chilean potato tree
, is a very glamorous climber for a warmish spot.