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The Blue Potato Bush (Lycianthes rantonnetii) is a flowering evergreen shrub in the Solanaceae family of nightshades. It is also known as the Paraguay Nightshade.

It is native to South America.

It grows to 180 centimetres (72 inches) tall and wide.

The Blue Potato Bush has a profusion of trumpet-shaped, bright blue-purple flowers with a prominent yellow center. 

It has red berries.

The Blue Potato Bush blooms in summer.

Photographed at the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France, September 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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