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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Purple Flash'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Flash
Registered or introduced: 2008

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bear7670 On Jul 13, 2010, bear7670 from Deltona, FL wrote:

Highly variegated plant with fingertip-size fruit that changes from dark purple to bright red as they mature. In my area, new plants grow from where ever a fruit happens to fall.

Positive youngd24 On Aug 19, 2008, youngd24 from Western Springs, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful purple, white & green variegated leaves. Hard pinching gives the plant a bonsai look. Pea-size peppers are bright purple.
New variety for 2008.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deltona, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Wellborn, Florida
Western Springs, Illinois
Fairport, New York
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bryan, Texas

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