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Week 24 – June 15, 2024

Plant Information

Midnight Fire Ornamental Pepper

  • Midnight Fire Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Midnight Fire Ornamental Pepper - Container

Louisiana Super Plant

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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, Autumn

Plant Habit: Mounded, Spreading

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

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Height: 9 - 12" (23 - 30cm)

Width: 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Use as an annual garden or potted plant and enjoy on sunny decks and patios. Can also be grown indoors as an attractive, colorful houseplant. Perfect for stunning fall combination planters and large containers.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 7 to 13 weeks for Autumn finish
  • Distinctive dark black foliage is accented by purple fruit which mature to bright red – this eye-catching combination is sure to result in fast sell-through.
  • Well-branched plants are perfect for stunning Autumn combination planters and large container programs at retail.
  • Best in 6 and 8-in./15 and 20-cm pots, gallons and Mum Pals programs.