This is such a fun plant. It is a half hardy perennial that spells danger. The leaves are lobed and bluish-green with bright orange thorns on them. The leaves are held on orange stems that have thorns and bright purple 1″ tomato blossoms. Once pollinated, it produces orange fruits that, guess what, thorns.
Pronunciation: so-LAN-num py-ra-KAN-thum
Species Meaning: fire thorn
Solanum pyracanthum is native to Madagascar.
Handle with care!
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20110 | Seed ID: S2046
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants and Dyson Botanicals.