Family: Solanaceae

Common Name: ABC's of Ornamental Peppers


Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum) A general listing of different Ornamental Pepper plants grown for their ornamental fruit. Most fruit exude "Fire".

Plant TypeAnnuals, Edible Fruit
Soil & Siteaverage
Growing Mediaaverage
Temperaturefrost sensitive, in zone #5 avoid planting before Memorial Day weekend
FlowersMost have pendant star shaped flowers that are usually white with some purple. .
Fruitrounded, bullet shaped, conical and thin small pepper forms, color can be yellow, red, orange, green, chocolate brown, etc
LeavesThe color of the leaves vary from green, reds, purples, variegated and some almost black.
DimensionsMost form small shrubby little plants ranging from 6-8" to over 30".
MaintenanceSome people maybe sensitive to the hot nature of the fruit.
Misc FactsThe heat of the pepper plant comes from the concentration of the chemical capsaicin.
Notes & Reference#51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #76-Annuals for Every Purpose (Larry Hodgson)
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