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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper

  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 2
  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 3
  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Commercial Landscape 4
  • Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper - Container
  • Black Pearl 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)

Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

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

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)

Height: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Width: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Foliage is more green on younger plants and changes to a glossy black with high heat and light. Shiny black fruit matures to dark red. Adds interest to mixed combinations.

Grower Information:

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

  • The first black-leafed ornamental pepper is ideal for landscapes and mixed containers.
  • Bushy, upright, well-branched plants have greenish foliage when young that matures to glossy black with high light and heat.
  • In the landscape, plants develop rounded, shiny black fruit that matures to dark red.
  • Best in 6 and 8-in./15 and 20-cm pots, gallons and Mum Pals programs.
NOTE: Fruit is hot.
Height: 14 to 18 in./36 to 46 cm; may grow to 3 ft./91 cm or more in warmer areas with longer growing seasons

'Black Pearl'

Protection Information: US PVP200500020