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Purple Potato Tree Blooms

Ever since some gardener discovered how to hybrid bushes into trees, I have seen almost every one of our popular plants hybrid into legged trees.
I have a Purple Potato Tree/ Plant - it just doesn't sound right as a plant with its trunk. These are pictures of its buds when spring barely broke this year. I started with two, the one in the back yard, did not survive the transfer from the pot to the garden, but this one I planted in the front yard  is doing great.

I am not sure if this front one is a different variety from the standard potato tree, but it keeps wanting to grow vines. Currently it is fully bloomed with a brighter shade of purple-pink, but I like the darker purple-blue shade here better.


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21 comments :

  1. I've never heard of a purplr potato tree. Pretty flower. It's amazing what they can cross briend. My neighbor has a lot of the heirloom seeds he used for tomatoes.

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  2. Amanda, this is a very pretty shade of blue. About six months ago I had heard of a blue potato, so you know me, I researched and wrote about it.

    I can't seem to find any here, but I ordered seeds online and now have to wait until warmer weather to see if they grow.

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  3. Wait...you have a purple tree that grows actual potatoes on it????? Potatoes grow out of your tree????? For real????? What land on the other side of the wardrobe do you live in?????

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  4. I love the color of the flower. I would like to see the potatoes that this tree produces.

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  5. Those flowers are so vibrant! I am unfamiliar with potato bushes, but they sure are pretty.

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  6. very interesting. I have not really seen a real potato plants up close. my hubby would just tell me it's a potato field when we pass by one. i only see potatoes already. I wonder what kind of potatoes this tree produce though. this isn't the one i see around here, is it?

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  7. Me too, this name of the tree is new to me also. But it really looks interesting.

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  8. This is awesome to watch the growing process..Purple potato? Can't wait to see..

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  9. Potato flowers are also beautiful as all the Solanaceae.
    Have a nice day!

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  10. One of my favorite colors of purple. The flowers remind me of the deep purple-blue of morning glories :) Thank you for the lovely photos...

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  11. I really like the deep purple blooms. This is the first I've heard of a Purple Potato ree! Interesting post.

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  12. I've not seen potato plant before. The purple flower is so pretty! It looks good and healthy, you have a green thumb, Amanda! :)

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  13. That is a new plant to me, too. But it does look pretty! I tried to imagine it more pink, as you describe, but I am not sure I got there. Does it overwinter?

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  14. That is a lovely dark color isn't it... worth looking closely! L

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  16. Wow, Purple potatoes? Hmm, I have seen purple sweet potatoes but not purple potatoes.. I am waiting to see the fruit.. :)

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  17. Poor thing can't help doing what comes naturally. It IS a vine. It is also very poisonous, so wash your hands after touching it. I also like the white Solanium variety, although it usually disappears on me.

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  18. Very interesting to grow a common plant into a tree!! The flowers are such a rich purple and just beautiful.

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  19. Purple potato trees are totally new to me!

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  20. A Purple Potato tree is one I have never heard of but the bloom is beautiful. I really like your photo of the purple leaves.

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