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Solanum wallacei

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Solanum wallacei

Species Name: Solanum wallacei
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Rare. Endangered throughout its range. Rare outside California. Threatened by feral herbivores. Large, showy flowers. Easy in garden. On slopes give some shade. Caution: all parts are toxic.

Plant Family: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Perennial Herb
Height by Width: 2 to 4 feet high
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to: Sub-tropical
Flower Season: March to August
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-3-2
Distribution: Santa Catalina Island, Isla Guadalupe, Baja.
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, cismontane woodland, canyons, rocky places. Elevation: 3 - 410 meters.

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History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A shrubby plant 3 to 5 feet high with rich green downy foliage and quantities of large violet or blue flowers. Effective in masses or as a color note between other shrubs. Gallon cans, 40c."
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