Plant – Black Pearl Pepper

On Halloween weekend, I found this slightly spooky variety of ornamental pepper. What a perfect name it’s been given: Black Pearl. The leaves of this plant are dark-purple in appearance. As the fruit matures it will change from black to red. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. The peppers are not for comsumption, unless you want to instantly turn into a fire-breathing dragon.

img_3819-2

“This pepper boasts the most dramatically deep purple-black leaves and fruit imaginable. The vigorous, bushy plants grow to 18 inches tall and almost as wide. Flowers are lilac, and dark black peppers emerge in fall.” ~ Fine Gardening

Thanks so much for your comments. They fill my life with sunshine.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s