Week 19 – May 13, 2021

Plant Information

Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper

  • Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper - Container
  • Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper - Landscape
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Common Name: Foliage Ornamental Pepper

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Plant Habit: Mounded

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

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)

Height: 13 - 15" (33 - 38cm)

Width: 19 - 21" (48 - 53cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Unique, exotic-looking plant for mixed containers and in-ground plantings. Leaves are almost-black with flashes of bright purple. The plants are topped with small, round, glossy black fruits. (Note: fruit is extremely hot 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)

  • Striking colouration and interesting plant architecture enhance gardens and mixed containers through the toughest conditions, including heat.
  • Layered, scaffolding habit creates an exotic look.
  • Compact, mounded plants are uniform in size across the crop for easy production.
  • Best in 6 and 8-in./15 and 20-cm pots, gallons and Mum Pals programs.
NOTE: Fruit is hot.