Ornamental Pepper: Capsicum 'Purple Flash'
Ornamental Pepper: Capsicum 'Purple Flash'

Ornamental Pepper: Capsicum 'Purple Flash'

Shipment begins in Spring 2019

SKU: S71079
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Ornamental Pepper
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Height: 12-15" Spacing: 20"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid April 2019, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

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Dark purple, nearly black foliage with occasional splashes of green or white adds vibrant contrasting color to patio pots, mixed borders, and vegetable gardens. Purple flowers arrive in early summer, turn into shiny round black fruits then mature to a blazing red color that gives you a fair idea of how they taste. Plant this eye-catching Pepper for its ornamental value or for the edible fruits. It’s a winner either way.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: kap'-si-kum

CULTURE: Full sun. Good potting soil that drains quickly. Fertilize every 2 weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer that has a 20-20-20 ratio. Water when the soil is dry one to two inches down from the surface. The shiny fruits are first black, then ripen to dark red. They are edible, and very hot. The plants do well in heat and humidity; in fact, in cool, damp weather they are not as vigorous. Drought seldom bothers them. Spread 12-16 inches.

SUGGESTED USE: For container gardens or window boxes.

PROBLEM: Take care not to wipe your eyes after handling the fruit.


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