Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Common Name: Foliage Ornamental Pepper
Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright
Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Height: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Width: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
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
Protection Information: US PVP200500020