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Help required to identify plant please

Posted by Debzs none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 8:15

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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RE: Help required to identify plant please

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


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RE: Help required to identify plant please

I think it's a variegated Solanum. Well revived by you!


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RE: Help required to identify plant please

Thanks everyone for your help here is close up of the flower


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RE: Help required to identify plant please

Many thanks for your help.


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RE: Help required to identify plant please

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


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RE: Help required to identify plant please

Thank you again to everyone for their replies. You have all been brilliant. Kind regards debzs


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