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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: stems, fruits and leaves contain toxic alkaloids
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Purple Devil
  • Potato Vine
  • Blue Potato Bush

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Date: 2021-07-25
Leaves, stems, thorns and flowers
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-18
fairly wicked
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-08-21
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-09-05
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-18
Location: Jena Botanical Garden, Germany.
credit: User:Carstor
Location: Jena Botanical Garden, Germany.
credit: User:Carstor
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2018-08-31

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