Solanum Jasminoides (potato vine) problems - Knowledgebase Question

Fairfield, CA
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Question by brew6183
April 5, 2006
I have two potato vines that were doing very well after planted in the summer. Now, after the wet winter, they are looking pretty bad. The leaves have lost their

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2006
Potato vine is subject to winter dieback if your temperatures dipped to freezing; they're also sensitive to over-saturated soils. Black leaves sound like cold damage to me. I'd prune the affected plant parts out and hope the roots have survived over the winter months. If so, they should produce new shoots. Hope they recover!

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