Solanum umbelliferum v. incanum 'Indians Grey'

Common Name:
Blue witch nightshade
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Solanaceae (The Nightshade Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 2 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Lavender blue
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
In its typical form, this species is often a sprawling, rather shapeless shrub. The variety incanum selection dubbed 'Indians Grey' tends to be more compact and mounding, with beautiful grey stems, contrasting blue green leaves and lavender flowers borne in small clusters. These give way to large, shiny green berries.