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Genus of about 1400 species of annuals, herbaceous perennials, and evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs, trees and twining climbers from a worldwide range of habitats. Includes the potato, tomato and aubergine familes.
Natives comprise the 2 nightshades S. dulcamara, woody nightshade or bittersweet and S. nigrum, black nightshade. Atropa belladonna, deadly nightshade, although in the same family is a different, distinct plant.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
Additional Features - Good to know - 1400 species of annuals, biennials, herbaceous perennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs and twining climbers. Includes potato and aubergine.
Pests & Diseases - under glass - aphids, red spider mite, tomato spotted wilt, grey mould.
Place of origin - worldwide
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to alkaline soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
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