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Ornamental pepper 'Purple Flash'       

Capsicum annuum

  • 8 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 3 wanted
  • 2 stashed

Purple Flash is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Ornamental pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum 'Purple Flash'. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White and   Floral white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Warm black and   Dark candy apple red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Pansy purple and   Floral white colour.

The leaves of this pepper are really dark purple with hints of bright purple. The blossoms are purple and the fruits are black. For ornamental use only as they can get extremely hot. Very drought tolerant. Excellent for the border.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Purple Flash is known for its Mound-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 38.1 cm (1.24 feet).

Purple Flash Ornamental pepper is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Purple Flash have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Purple Flash

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Avoid planting these peppers where peppers, tomatoes or eggplants previously grew.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Purple Flash is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Purple Flash are Zone 10 and Zone 12.

Growing Purple Flash from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple Flash about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Purple Flash

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Purple Flash is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Purple Flash

Other Names for Ornamental pepper 'Purple Flash'

Ornamental Pepper