Shrubby relative of the potato that is a prolific bloomer throughout the growing season producing masses of purple blue flowers followed by red fruits. Not fully hardy but will usually recover from short spells of -3ºC. Very fast growing so regular light pruning may be required to keep growth compact.
Best grown in a pot so it can be kept under glass for the winter. Rich, moist but well drained soil in full sun and plenty of food during the growing season.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. Usually dormant from late October through to early March. Can be forced back into leaf very quickly during the winter if kept in a bright position under glass with night time temperatures above 10c.