Quincula lobata - Solanaceae, Nightshade Family
DESCRIPTION: Low growing, dense, sprawling, mat-forming, ground cover
Height: From 4 to 6 inches
Flowers: Showy, blue to violet, 1 inch wide. All year
Fruit: Small, roundish berry, 1/2 inch wide, 1/2 inch long within an
Foliage: Evergreen, elongated oval 1/2 inch long, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide with
Growth rate: Slow to medium
Sun: Full sun
Drainage: Good to moderate
Water: Drought to moderate
Maintenance: Little needed
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, and stolons
NATIVE HABITAT: Hidalgo County and west, roadside, chaparral and
WILDLIFE USE: Eaten occasionally by white-tailed deer.
COMMENTS: Very attractive ground cover for small to medium sized areas. The brilliant blue to violet flowers
contrast nicely with the light to medium-green foliage. Does not tolerate foot traffic.