The marble-sized fruit is so hot it’s not recommended for eating, which certainly keeps the pests away from this gorgeous plant!
The ideal ornamental, it’s fuss-free and richly colored from spring ’til hard frost.
Variety: Purple Flash
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Fruit Color: Black
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 13 in – 15 in
Plant Width: 19 in – 21 in
Fruit Diameter: 1 in
Additional Characteristics: Easy Care Plants,?Indoor Growing,?Variegated
Bloom Color: Dark Purple
Foliage Color: Black,?Purple,?Variegated,?White
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,?Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,?Drought Tolerant,?Heat Tolerant,?Pest Resistant
Season Of Interest: Summer
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Border,?Containers,?Foliage Interest,?Ornamental,?Outdoor
The intensity of this ornamental pepper makes all others look playful, even whimsical! The foliage is smoky-black and violet, occasionally streaked with white, and clusters of marble-sized ebony fruits perch atop it. Well-branched, compact, and gloriously beautiful from spring ’til frost, Purple Flash is the one you MUST try in flowerpots and the annual bed this season!
Until the fruit appears, the foliage seems as dark as dark can be, with only an occasional flash of bright purple or white to relieve the charcoal blackness. Put it next to yellow-leaved plants and both colors pop more brilliantly! Very well-branched, this pepper blooms heavily in late spring and early summer, an omen of beautiful fruit to follow.
And these little round peppers certainly don’t disappoint! They are set right above the leaves in little clusters like giant grapes, and they are absolutely jet, only revealing traces of deep violet in strong sun. No other pepper compares!
Purple Flash reaches 13 to 15 inches high and 19 to 21 inches wide. The seed germinates in a snap (5 to 7 days) under the same conditions as tomatoes, but it needs to wait a few more weeks to be transplanted beyond tomato time — the soil should be warm and the nights reliably mild. Of course, Purple Flash is perfect for containers of all kinds, but you’ll have to put some in the garden, too — color this rich is just too good not to spread around!
Elegantly layered, this plant stands up effortlessly to heat and drought, keeping garden or patio lovely for many months. You’ll love its dark accents in any sunny setting! Pkt is 10 seeds.