Capsicum annuum /Ornamental Pepper

Capsicum annuum  / Capsicum annuum
Red fruit
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Red fruit

Colorful fruit at several stages of development

Fruit maturing turning from green to black

As fruit mature, they turn a deep purple

Ornamental peppers in mid-August

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Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Common Name: Ornamental Pepper
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Fruit come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Many attractive varieties on the market today that are excellent for growing in flower beds and in containers. Be sure to grow in full sunlight and in soil that is well drained. Good color from mid summer until frost. Easy to grow from seeds.