Solanum laxum ‘Album’

Solanum jasminoides ‘Album’

Solanum jasminoides ‘Album’

Solanum laxum ‘Album’

Potato vine / Jasmine nightshade

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Height: 4-6m
  • Foliage: semi-evergreen
  • Hardiness: not fully hardy ( needs winter protection)


Solanum laxum ‘Album’

Solanum laxum ‘Album’, also known as Solanum jasminoides ‘Album”, is a vigorous, fast-growing, semi-evergreen climber with slender stems. It bears attractive clusters of small white star-shaped flowers with a yellow centre, from summer into autumn.

Solanum laxum ‘Album’ performs best when grown against a sheltered, sunny wall.


How do you prune Solanum laxum ‘Album’ (potato vine / jasmine nightshade). A mature climber needs pruning to control its growth. Prune the flowering side shoots from the previous year to 2 or three buds from the main stems in spring.

If there are frosts, postpone pruning.

Solanum jasminoides 'Album, Clematis viticella
Late-flowering Clematis viticella         Solanum laxum ‘Album’


Solanum laxum ‘Album’ is not self-clinging. The wiry stems will need supporting wires or trellis if grown on a wall. Tie the young shoots to the support to help it on its way.


Solanum laxum ‘Album’ is not fully hardy. In mild winters, it may retain its leaves. In severe winters, it may lose them all. It will need protection in cold areas.

During severe frosts protect the leaves with layers of garden fleece and cover the base of the plant with a thick layer of dry mulch.

What to grow with Solanum laxum ‘Album’

Solanum laxum ‘Album’ works well with late-flowering Clematis viticella and other late-flowering varieties.