Our garden Blogs Plant of the Month Solanum sisymbriifolium - Part 1 of 2 Solanum sisymbriifolium by Bob Mitchell - Part 1 of 2 Our plant is featured in the Solanaceae bed of the Order Beds – plant families arranged in evolutionary sequence according to Cronquist and Takhtajan. This arrangement has been superseded now through DNA research but the Trustees have agreed to keep this as a historical feature. The Garden has been very active here to enhance the display with brightly coloured tender species and annuals. Cultivation: In the UK Solanum sisymbriifolium is treated as an annual and as such provides flower all summer when planted out. It will grow on a wide range of soils and best in a sunny position. Propagation: Is by seed sown in the early spring indoors and then te young plants hardened off before planting. Position: Solanum sisymbriifolium is growing in the Order Beds (plant families) in the Solanaceae border which is located centre north in the triangle of beds. GRID H5 References for Parts 1 and 2 Cullen, J. et al. 2000. The European Garden Flora VI. Cambridge. Mabberley, D.J. 2008. Mabberley’s Plant-Book. Cambridge. Check back soon for Part 2!