From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Solanum wallacei
- 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.
- Care and Maintenance
- 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."
- Other Names