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Plant family: solanaceae


I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the solanaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.

Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Atropa belladonna var. lutea yellow-flowered deadly nightshadeperennial yellow (May-June)3'
Browallia americana bush violetannual blue (spring-summer)2'
Brugmansia sanguinea red angel's trumpettender perennial (Z9-10) red (summer)10'
Capsicum annuum ornamental peppersannual purplevarious
Cestrum aurantiacum yellow cestrum; orange cestrumperennial/shrub (Z8b-11) yellow-orange (spring-fall)6-8'
Datura angel's trumpetannual/tender perennial light purple (summer)18"
Datura metel 'Black Currant Swirl' devill's trumpettender perennial (Z8-11) lilacto 5'
Iochroma cyaneum blue trumpet flowershrub (Z9-11) violet (throughout warm season)12'
Nicandra physalodes shoo-fly plant; apple of Peruannual blue (summer)4-6'
Nicotiana glutinosa tender perennial (Z9-11) soft rose24"
Nicotiana hybrids flowering tobaccoannual many colors (summer)2-4'
Nicotiana langsdorffii flowering tobaccoannual/short-lived perennial green (summer)5'
Nicotiana mutabilis flowering tobaccoperennial (Z8-10) white/pink5-6'
Nicotiana sylvestris ornamental tobaccoannual/tender perennial white3-5'
Nicotiana x sanderae 'Baby Bella' flowering tobaccotender perennial (Z9-11) burgundy (summer)24-30"
Nierembergia gracilis 'Starry Eyes' perennial (Z8-10) white/blue15"
Petunia exserta tender perennial (Z9b-11) red (summer-fall)24"
Physalis longifolia var. subglabrata smooth groundcherryperennial yellow18-30"
Physalis peruviana Peruvian ground cherry; cape gooseberrytender perennial yellow
Salpiglossis sinuata painted tongueannual various colors, summer until frost2-3'
Schizanthus pinnatus poor man's orchidannual various color combinations12-18"
Scopolia carniolica European scopoliaperennial yellow (April-June)24"
Solanum aethiopicum scarlet eggplantannual whiteto 6'
Solanum atropurpureum malevolencetender perennial white (summer)6'
Solanum capsicastrum false Jerusalem cherrytender perennial (Z9-11) white18-24"
Solanum dulcamara climbing nightshade, bitter nightshadeperennial purple/yellow (summer)climbs to 10'
Solanum integrifolium pumpkin on a stick eggplanttender perennial (Z9-11) white36"
Solanum melongena 'Ping Tung Long' oriental eggplantannual vegetable purple (summer)24"
Solanum pyracanthon porcupine tomatotender perennial purple (summer)18-24"
Solanum quitoense naranjillatender shrub white (late summer)
Solanum rostratum buffalo burannual yellow (summer-fall)12-24"
Solanum scabrum garden huckleberryannual 36"
Solanum sisymbriifolium sticky nightshade; wild tomato; litchi tomatoannual powder blue-white3'
Solanum virginianum kantakari; Surrattense nightshadeannual or tender perennial white (summer)24"

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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