Purple nightshade is a 2-3' tall perennial with one inch wide purple flowers and dark green foliage. It is native in areas that receive 10-20" of rainfall. The variation obispoense (Hoover) is native on the nursery site. It can often be found under oak trees along the edge of the chaparral and likes leaf litter. Purple nightshade likes part sun on loams and clay. It is fairly deer proof.
Solanum xanti tolerates clay.
Foliage of Solanum xanti has color green-gray and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Solanum xanti has color blue.
Communities for Solanum xanti:Chaparral and Southern Oak Woodland.