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Ornamental Pepper 'Variegata'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:

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Fruit Size:

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Fruit Color:

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Disease Resistance:

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Seed Type:



Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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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:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Mulberry, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 2, 2006, patp from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very colorful plant, fun to watch it mature and fun to give as a gift. It has tri-colored green/white/purple leaves, small lavender flowers, and small purple/eggplant-colored fruit which matures to red. It has grown well as a potted plant on a north-facing stair, receiving about 1/2 day sun and daily watering. Plant droops when it needs water. My son-in-law and I lightly touched separated halves of one of the red peppers to our tongues - WOWWWWW, they're truly HOT!