The Solanum Wendlandii is one of the best of the climbers, no one of its color giving so good results when it has been put in a suitable place, its lilac-blue flowers producing gorgeous effects for several months of the year. It delights in a well-protected sunny situation and a fairly good soil.

Solanum jasminoides (the common Potato Vine) is also very desirable. This species is much hardier than the former and will grow well in almost any soil or situation, preferably however at the base of an old tree; hanging from the branches it is very effective.

The Solanum is propagated by cuttings which should be placed in sandy soil in a warm frame in August.