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A person passing past our pepper patch admired some small ornamental pepper plants and suggested that I pot them up and enjoy them indoors during the winter. As a northerner (and remembering the annuum in their name) I always assumed that when fall came, pepper plants died. However I saw some pictures of ornamentals in pots in DG PlantFiles, so...
Can someone tell me if peppers planted in the spring would last indoors if I potted them up in November? FYI: the plants commented upon were Chilly Chili's plus another one, something Rainbow (the tag was smudged).
The "annum" in the name is a bit of a confusion factor for me. I've overwintered dormant plants in the greenhouse. The frost got everything above ground and I just set them in there and watered about once a month so they wouldn't dry out completely. I cut the stalk once it turned brown and in the spring when they liked the light and temps they came back better than ever. I don't get real cold like you do.
Maybe Ozark will come along. He's got a plant about 10 years old.