Solanum 'Purple Potato Vine' (Solanum jasminoides)


Solanum 'Purple Potato Vine'

Solanum jasminoides

The Solanum 'Purple Potato Vine' is an attractive medium to large rambling shrub with light green foliage that can produce a steady flow of light purple jasmine-like flowers in the spring, so we love to plant them as a colorful privacy screen or as a wonderful background accent in any landscape. From Brazil, Solanum jasminoides is a climber, so it’s also a great choice for using as an ornamental cover for fences or walls. If you’re looking to add a little bit of shade, grow it across lattice and enjoy your yard during those hot sunny days. We also love to plant these fast growing shrubs around the base of palm trees, where they complement the look and feel of a private backyard paradise perfectly!

Solanum thrive in full sun to partial sun exposures and are drought tolerant once established with low to moderate watering needs. The Solanum jasminoides ‘Purple Potato Vine’ tolerates urban pollution, so if you live in the inner city, you’ll love the natural beauty it can bring to your surroundings. We recommend regular applications of our Moon Dust fertilizer to help keep this Potato Vine dark green and with abundant blooms.

Palm Paradise has been growing the best-looking, healthiest and hardiest Solanum jasminoides for over 20 years, grown from only our premium quality specimens so we can assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere. Come visit us and let us show you our huge selection of superior quality trees and plants that can add curb appeal and value to your property.

  • Also known as Solanum laxum
  • Hummingbirds are attracted to the fragrant flowers
  • A good companion plant for palm trees, Bougainvillea, Lantana and Salvia
  • Makes a good container plant for a porch or patio
  • Is a part of the nightshade family which potatoes are a part of, hence its common name


Purple flowers on a medium to large shrub

Drought tolerant once established

Screening shrub, patio tree or background accent with warm season color

Full to partial sun