Plant Guide


Solanum jasminoides

potato vine

Vigorous, fast-growing climber native to Brazil. Flowers from late spring to late autumn with clusters of small star-shaped flowers. The latter are white with yellow stamens and resemble potato plant flowers, hence the name.

May be pruned back hard, but that should not be required if pruned twice a year.

The perfect plant to quickly cover a wall, fence, or trellis, and flowers for most of the year.

Type of plant

Climber - Evergreen


2.5 to 4.5 m

Landscape Use

flower display; covering fences, trelisses, screens, etc.


  • Temperature: Half hardy
  • Light: Medium High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Medium