Chili Pepper Ornamental Prairie Fire Capsicum Annuum is a compact ornamental annual plant. Easy grown from Chili Pepper seeds, this plant has another common name Christmas Pepper, because of its popularity for growing as a Christmas gift. Pepper Prairie Fire is a small, only 12 inches tall, sprawling plant. This Capsicum Annuum bears upright chiles that constantly change colors from yellow to orange, then red and eventually purple at full maturity. The fruits of Ornamental Chili Pepper Prairie Fire are unique in appearance because they stand out above foliage creating a colorful eye-catching display.
Chili Pepper Ornamental Prairie Fire is a robust plant for outdoor borders or for growing indoors in pots. Chili Pepper Prairie Fire features cascading to the ground branches, and this growth habit makes the plant an excellent groundcover. For the faster establishment Capsicum Annuum seeds can be planted indoors, and the seedling can be transplanted outdoors after last frost. Prairie Fire Pepper likes to grow in full sun and moist but well-drained soil. The fruits of this Capsicum Annuum are edible and have bright, fruity, and hot flavor. The cut branches are used in floral designs.
Height: 6-12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.3
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Late Summer
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days