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Week 24 – June 15, 2024

Plant Information

Calico Ornamental Pepper

  • Calico Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Calico Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Calico Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 2
  • Calico Ornamental Pepper - Container
  • Calico Ornamental Pepper - Landscape

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Common Name: Annual Ornamental Pepper, Garden or Large Pot

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Drought Tolerant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Width: 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Eye-catching plant for mixed containers and in-ground plantings. Strongly variegated purple/cream/green tricolour foliage and glossy black fruit. (Note: Fruits are very spicy and not recommended for eating).

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 6 to 7 weeks for Autumn finish (no mature fruit)

  • High-appeal, strongly variegated foliage of purple, cream and green.
  • Compact, well-branched and rounded accent plants are uniform in size across the crop for easy production.
  • Extremly heat-tolerant – great for landscaping and mixed containers.
  • Best in 6 and 8-in./15 and 20-cm pots, gallons and Mum Pals programs.
NOTE: Fruit is hot.