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Capsicum annuum

Ornamental Pepper
Classification Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
  Common Name: Ornamental Pepper
  Family: Solanaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: rounded
  Height: 1 - 2 feet
  Spread: 1 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: white, purple
  Flower: rotate flowers that are not important
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: alternate, ovate leaves

dark green foliage
  Fruit: attractive fruit pods in yellow, green, orange, red, and purple provide the primary ornamental value

fruit takes on more color with cool temperatures
Environment USDA Zone: zones 10 - 11
  Native Range: North and South America
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

  Heat Tolerance: high
Care Maintenance:  
  Liabilities: fruit is not necessarily intended for consumption (ornamental), and contact with sap can result in irritation
  Propagation: seed
More Additional Notes: used for bedding, massing and containers
Capsicum annuum

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