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Fun Flower Facts: Ornamental Peppers

Popular for their bright fruit, ornamental peppers are a favorite in the garden during the fall.

  • The fruit comes in red, yellow, orange, purple, black, and white, and as they ripen, the colors can change—so you may see several different colors throughout the season.
  • Ornamental peppers do best in full sun. Because of this, it’s important to keep them watered in well-draining soil.
  • Plants without fruit require regular fertilizing until fruit appears; ornamental peppers don’t need additional fertilizer after that.
  • It is not recommended to eat the fruit that ornamental peppers produce. They don’t taste very pleasant and the peppers are known to be too hot to enjoy.

Read up on our other weekly Fun Flower Facts!

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