Solanum Tuberosum

Botanical Name:

Solanum tuberosum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rich, Sandy, pH 4.8-5.4
Heat Tolerant
71.6°F / 22°C
Cold Tolerant
28°F / -2.2°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial, Annual, Vegetable

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial Zones 2-11

Plant Height

1-2 ft / 0.3-0.7 m

Flower

White, pink, purple, or blue blooms with yellow stamens.

Fruit

Potato plants will sometimes produce a round, yellowish-green berry that is filled with many seeds.

Benefits
Ornamental

White to pink, purple, or blue flowers growing amongst lush green foliage.

Attracts

Bees

Warning

Leaves and berries are poisonous to humans, cats, dogs and horses.

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Solanaceae

Genus

Solanum


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