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Drought Tolerant

Perennial- Mariola

Solanum hindsianum shrub
Common Name: Mariola, Hinds Nightshade

Botanical Name: Solanum hinsianum

Family: Solanaceae

Description:  Shrubby perennial from Baja California, coastal, inter, and inland.

Caution: All parts of this plant are toxic



 Sun: Full or part sun

Water: Twice per month especially in summer months

Soil: Prefers sandy and rocky soil

Habit and form: Tall shrub with felt-like light green leaves. Grows to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Scattered spines on stems and flowers

Solanum hindsianum flower
Flower type & color: Large, pale lavender flower and bright yellow stamens in the center, about 2 inches in diameter

Bloom season: Flowers August to April

Uses, if any, for plant and/or flowers: Good on banks and slopes, especially if rocky soil

Solanum hindsianum flowers

Pruning time & method: Can be trimmed for shape; moderate growth rate


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