Week 20 – May 18, 2021

Plant Information

Wicked Ornamental Pepper

  • Wicked Ornamental Pepper - Bloom
  • Wicked Ornamental Pepper - Container
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: None or when needed only

Spacing: 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)

Height: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Width: 5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Easy-care plants fruit from mid-Spring until Autumn.
Bushy, glossy green leaves and colorful fruit in upright clusters at the end of the stems combine to create an outstanding ornamental plant. 
While fruit is safe to eat, ornamental peppers are normally grown for their attractive color and ornamental qualities rather than their flavor, which you may find disappointing. Most people consider them too hot to enjoy anyway. Peppers bred for culinary use produce better fruit for eating.

Grower Information:

  • Compact plants show extra-large fruit that starts purple and matures to red. These stunning peppers will certainly capture retail attention!
  • Determinate variety should be sold at first colour or with a few fruit changing to red.
  • Perfect for quart and Mum Pals programs, plus Autumn mixed containers.
NOTE: Fruit has mild heat.
Fruit colour: Purple to red
Plug crop time (weeks): 4-5
Potting to sale (weeks): 7-13 for Autumn finish
Pot size: Quart
Fruit size: 1 x 2.75 in./3 x 7 cm
Height: 6-8 in./15-20 cm