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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Variegata'

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):
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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:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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:
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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive patp 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!


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

Mulberry, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Liberty Hill, Texas

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