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Scientific Name: Lycianthes rantonnetii
Pronunciation: lish-ee-AN-theez ran-toh-NET-ee-eye
Common Name: blue potato bush
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Arching or sprawling shrub 2-3 m high or used locally as an annual in container plantings; leaves elliptic, blades up to 10 cm long x 5 cm wide, margin entire, base cuneate, apex acute or acuminate; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long, winged in upper part by extension of lamina base; flowers in clusters of 2-5, pedicels 15-25 mm long, calyx 4-5 mm long; lobes 2 mm long, linear, 2-3 cm wide, bright blue, upper 3 lobes with yellow patch at base. (
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Summer interest (Caution: poisonous parts)
Additional Info: Google
blue potato bush
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed, Sinuate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Blue
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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