Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe' /Blue Potato Bush

Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe'  / Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe'
Attractive purple flowers and foliage
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Attractive purple flowers and foliage

Close-up of violet-blue flowers

Large number of flowers occur on plant

This species does well on the west coast of the USA

A small tree in an outdoor dining area in Carmel, CA

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Scientific Name: Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Royal Robe'
Common Name: Blue Potato Bush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has fragrant dark blue to purple flowers during the warm months. Fruit and plant parts are poisonous and is deer tolerant. It can be used in borders and as a container plant or espalier.