New in the Nursery: Ornamental Peppers


Just because the weather is cooling down, doesn’t mean your garden can’t heat up! A shipment of ornamental pepper varieties just arrived in our nurseries in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They all look gorgeous planted in simple pots on the patio—a fresh way to interpret the season’s changing colors. Keep reading to learn about a few of our favorites.

Numex Twilight: These tiny peppers mature from purple to yellow, then orange to red. It’s a fiery rainbow that’s perfect for hedges or container gardening. The Numex Twilight may be small, but they’re definitely mighty—they clock in at upwards of 50,000 Scoville heat units (that’s 20 times hotter than a jalapeño!).

Give your container garden some tropical flair with Acapulco peppers! These bright beauties hold their peppers in an upright position above the foliage for a unique and coveted appeal. They may be too hot to cook with, but they’re a treat to keep at the doorway or front porch and grow best in warm areas.

Tri Color Varigata:
Producing a high yeild of small, hot peppers, the Tri Color Varigata start at a deep purple and end up a bright red at maturity. We love these richly hued peppers for hanging baskets and balcony gardens. They also make great peppers for pickling or as a garnish!

Sangria: With eye-catching color that varies between red and purple simultaneously, this pepper is a family-friendly variety as it lacks intense heat. As with most of our pepper varieties, the Sangria ornamental pepper is perfect for edging a bed or container gardens.

Ready to add a little spice to your fall gardens? Find your local terrain nursery for a visit!

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