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The Pepper Ornamental, 'Caosicum annuum', is a stunning variegated foliaged pepper with deep purple flowers. Why grow a pepper as an ornamental? Because ornamental peppers, particularly this one, may be the most beautiful plant in your flower garden. The Ornamental Pepper has white, light/medium/dark green variegated foliage with purple veins. It also displays deep purple flowers and dark purple peppers turning to red.Transplant the pepper in the spring, 3 to 4 weeks after the last frost and when soil temperatures are above 65 degrees. Start the pepper seed inside 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outside. This pepper prefers average garden soil with good organic matter. Peppers use quite a bit of water and like to be watered deeply and not too often. Ornamental Peppers can be grown in the garden or grown in a pot to be brought inside when the temperatures begin to drop in the fall.
Scientific Name : Capsicum annuum

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