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Solanum hindsianum - Hind's Nightshade, Sonoran Nightshade, Mariola

Solanum hindsianum is a medium sized desert shrub with 2" purple flowers and grey leaves. The Hind's Nightshade grows 6-8 feet tall and wide. Solanum hindsianum blooms with clusters of purple flowers from late Summer into Mid Spring. Solanum hindsianum is native to the Sonoran Desert, Baja California and into Arizona. It is worth noting Solanum hindsianum has small thorns hiding under some of those leaves. Full sun, decent drainage and low water are all important. Solanum hindsianum responds well to tip pruning in to keep the plants dense. Solanum hindsianum is Winter hardy to 25°F though it will show damage with even a light frost.

Solanum hindsianum, Hind's Nightshade, Sonoran Nightshade, Mariola

Purple flowers and gray foliage of Solanum hindsianum - Hind's Nightshade, Sonoran Nightshade, Mariola. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants in the Solanum genus featured on this site:
Solanum jasminoides
Solanum wendlandii