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Solanum (blue)

Genus: Solanum.

Species: Solanum rantonnetii.

This is a much-branched, evergreen shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall and wide. Leaves are ovate to lanceolate, smooth, medium to dark green, up to 4 inches long, and with wavy margins. Flowers of 'Royal Robe' are lightly fragrant, saucer-shaped, dark purplish-blue with yellow centers, to 1 inch wide, and held in axillary corymbs up to 2 1/2 inches wide. Fruit is round, red to 1 inch long. Native to Argentina and Paruguay. Protect from frost.

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