Help required to identify plant please

DebzsJuly 20, 2014

Hi I had a plant dumped by my gate. It was 3 ft high without a pot and looked dead . I took it in re potted it and trimmed it back, gave it water and feed . Now a couple of weeks on it has now variegated leaves with 1cm size purple flowers that close up of a night time. So I can look after it well as i am a very novice gardener please can someone help identify plant.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Debzs

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Carrie B(6B/7A)

Duranta, maybe? A closeup of flowers/foliage could confirm.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:59AM
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I think it's a variegated Solanum. Well revived by you!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:25AM
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Thanks everyone for your help here is close up of the flower

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:40AM
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Many thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:55AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes, it is a variegated Solanum. Compare with Solanum rantonetti 'Variegata'. Great windfall - would cost you 13 -15 quid to buy. Not hardy for us here in the UK but if you have a conservatory, porch, greenhouse or even a cool windowsill you can bring it in for the winter. Just one thing - if you have children make sure they understand not to nibble it.

Here is a link that might be useful: S rantonetti

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:27AM
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Thank you again to everyone for their replies. You have all been brilliant. Kind regards debzs

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:24AM
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