Ornamental: Varingata - Seeds & Bulbs
Why grow a pepper as an ornamental? Because ornamental peppers, particularly this one, may be the most beautiful plant in your flower garden. Can be grown in the garden or grown in a pot to be brought inside when the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. White, light/medium/dark green variegated foliage with purple veins set off the deep purple flowers and dark purple peppers which turn to red. You won't regret trying this unique variety. For longer enjoyment, plant it in a pot that can be brought indoors in the fall.
Exposure: Full Sun
When to Sow Outside: Spring, 3 - 4 weeks after last frost, and when soil temperatures are at least 65 degrees, or outside temperatures are at least 70 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: This method is recommended. Start 8 - 10 weeks before last frost..
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 15 - 25
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 12" to 18" apart