Porcupine Tomato (Solanum pyracanthos)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: z6a, Smith College Botanical GardenDate: 2012-08-23
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