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Solanum (Tropical Nightshade)

Tropical Nightshades are among the most ornamental, easy to raise perennial shrubs, which are ideal for container or pot cultivation. These are robust plants with showy foliage and some have most ornamental fruits afterwards. They grow in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot with sufficient watering and fertilization in summer. Keep cooler at minimum 15°C in a sunny spot in winter with reduced watering.
Sow flat in any rich soil at 20°C in a sunny spot throughout the year.
Note: All plant parts are poisonous if ingested!
20 seeds per package.

You find more Solanum species in these categories: Solanum (Winterhardy Nightshade) and Solanum (Fruit plants).
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Solanum atropurpureum

Solanum atropurpureum

50cm, Purple-spined Nightshade, erect perennial with outstanding purple spines on the stems and white to whitish rose flowers followed by green fruits (toxic), ripening to bright orange. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Grow as a pot plant. Keep cooler at a minimum of 15°C in a sunny spot in winter, reduce watering. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2033 € 3,99*
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Solanum capsiciforme

Solanum capsiciforme


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7295 € 4,99
Solanum chippendalei (Australian Bush Tomato)

Solanum chippendalei (Australian Bush Tomato)

100cm, Australian Bush Tomato, perennial, semi-woody shrub with strongly pubescent silvery-grey leaves and ornamental, rich lilac flowers followed by round fruits, maturing to red, and which are used as a vegetable by the Aboriginies. The fruits have a melon-like taste and are eaten fresh or dried. They must be fully ripe, and the bitter center and seeds shall not be eaten. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-IX.
Note: We strongly discourage the use of fruits as a vegetable as with an improper preparation these may have poisonous effects !
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3235 € 4,99
Solanum citrullifolium (Watermelon Nightshade)

Solanum citrullifolium (Watermelon Nightshade)

50cm, Watermelon Nightshade is native of dry plains in Mexico (Chihuahua). It is a medium-sized, erect growing annual with quite large, showy lavender-blue flowers on spiny stems followed by small blackish fruits (toxic) embedded in a spiny, beige capsule. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow in spring at some 20°C under glass, transplant seedlings after the last cold nights end of spring to early summer. A very fast growing ornamental plant. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8353 € 3,99*
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Solanum diversiflorum (Wamurla)

Solanum diversiflorum (Wamurla)


20 seeds per package.

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seed package7296 € 4,99
Solanum erianthum (Potato Tree)

Solanum erianthum (Potato Tree)

150 (500)cm, Potato Tree is a woody tall shrub to small tree from subtropical and tropical America with large oval, densely pubescent leaves. Showy white flowers in terminal racemes followed by bright yellowish-orange (toxic) fruits. Grow as a pot plant. Keep cooler at a minimum of 15°C in a sunny spot in winter, reduce watering. VI-XI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2032 € 4,99*
seed package
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Solanum esuriale (Quena)

Solanum esuriale (Quena)


20 seeds per package.

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seed package7297 € 4,99
Solanum etuberosum

Solanum etuberosum

100cm, a rarely seen semiwoody nontuberous perennial native of southern Chile, growing in open spots in woods. It has numerous terminal, beautiful, quite large, rich violet flowers above broadly serrated leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4510 € 3,99*
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Solanum hispidum

Solanum hispidum

200 (400)cm, a beautiful Mexican species with ornamental large foliage and pale lilac-blue to white flowers followed by greenish-yellow (non edible) fruits. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6448 € 4,99
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Solanum laciniatum

Solanum laciniatum

120 (300)cm, Kangaroo Apple or Poroporo, a fast growing tall shrub bright blue to mauve flowers, which are followed by small egg shaped, green berries (toxic) turning bright orange yellow when ripe. Has deeply dissected, lanceolate, dark green, shiny leaves. Native of Australia (from Auckland south to Dunedin). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Grow as a pot plant. Keep cooler at a minimum of 15°C in a sunny spot in winter, reduce watering. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2370 € 1,99*
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Solanum ligustrinum (Natri Tomatillo)

Solanum ligustrinum (Natri Tomatillo)

150 (300)cm, Natri Tomatillo is a rarely seen semiwoody perennial shrub native of woods in Chile. It has numerous beautiful, quite large, rich violet flowers in terminal spikes followed by most ornamental orange to red fruits above entire or slightly undulated, leathery, dark green leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4509 € 3,99*
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Solanum marginatum (White-edged Nightshade)

Solanum marginatum (White-edged Nightshade)

200 (400)cm, White-edged Nightshade is a medium sized to tall woody shrub from Abyssinia (Africa). The ornamental, oval, undulated leaves have a white margin, and are white underneath. The white flowers are followed by round fruits , maturing to yellow. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3561 € 4,99
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Solanum maritimum (Esparto)

Solanum maritimum (Esparto)

100cm, Esparto is a rarely seen biannual to semiwoody nontuberous perennial native of Chile, growing in open rocky spots in coastal areas. Makes numerous terminal, beautiful, quite large, rich violet flowers above strongly serrated leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4508 € 3,99*
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Solanum pyracanthum (Porcupine Tomato)

Solanum pyracanthum (Porcupine Tomato)

40 (70)cm, Porcupine Tomato is a showy annual to perennial species with greyish-green leaves, rich violet-blue flowers and nicely contrasting bright orange spines. Flowers are followed by small greenish fruits (not edible). It is native of sun-exposed sites from South-Western USA to Mexico. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot in the garden. Sow seeds in pots in spring at some 20°C, transplant to the final spot after the last freezing nights from late spring to early summer. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8010 € 4,99
seed package
Solanum simile (Oondooroo)

Solanum simile (Oondooroo)


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7298 € 4,99
Solanum sodomaeum (Apple of Sodom)

Solanum sodomaeum (Apple of Sodom)

50cm, Apple of Sodom is native of South Africa, ornamental plant with large, dark purple flowers above undulated, dark green leaves and spiny stems. Flowers are followed by tomato-like, bright yellowish-orange fruits (toxic). Grow as a pot plant. Keep cooler at a minimum of 15°C in a sunny spot in winter, reduce watering. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Mallorca) (20 seeds)4934 € 0,99*
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(ex Mallorca)
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Solanum sturtianum (Thargomindah Nightshade)

Solanum sturtianum (Thargomindah Nightshade)


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7299 € 4,99
Solanum symonii (Kangaroo Apple)

Solanum symonii (Kangaroo Apple)


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7300 € 4,99
Solanum xanthocarpum

Solanum xanthocarpum

80cm, Kantakari, a slightly woody semiperennial with large, broadly dissected leaves on spiny stems and white flowers followed by yellowish green mottled fruits (not edible) in early autumn. Native to Malaysia, India and tropical Australia. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3137 € 3,99