Gray Five Eyes

Chamaesaracha conioides

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaesaracha (kam-ay-sar-AWK-uh) (Info)
Species: conioides

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 18, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant.

Gray Five Eyes (Chamaesaracha conioides or coniodes) is also known as gray false nightshade, ground saracha and prostrate ground-cherry. It is a native plant that is found in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It can tolerate more shade than other Chamaesaracha species. A low, reclining plant, it is typically densely hairy and emerges from a woody rhizome. It is sticky to the touch due to glandular hairs on its foliage. Its leaves are up to 2 1/8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide, wavy, shallowly toothed to deeply lobed. It produces1/2 inch wide white to pale yellow to yellowish-green blooms that have darker stripes from the center to the rim. The petals are sometimes tinged with purple on the outer edges of the lobes. It produ... read more

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