Capsicum annuum | ‘Black Pearl’
Black Pearl has won 2 awards for being such a stunning Ornamental Pepper plant, but don’t let that fool you, these are edible.
In spring the leaves open with greenish streaks, but quickly turn black as the weather warms. The fruit matures from black to a deep red, and the growth is vigorous and bushy. These smaller statured plants make a good showing alone in a container or as part of a mixed foliage or flower-and-foliage design. The black leaves make every color brighter and bolder!
Stays on the smaller side, growing 14 to 18 inches tall and 12 to 16 inches wide. Black Pearl sets masses of 3/4-inch fruits that are rounded with a point at the base. The fruit emerges black, then ripens to a rich, deep red. Like all peppers, it’s edible, and very hot.
Peppers act as annuals in northern zones, but are truly a perennial plant in tropical, frost-free zones. ‘Bellingrath Gardens’ pepper is a beautiful ornamental pepper variety. Full sun.
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