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Capsicum annuum
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Plant Type: Annuals

'Black Pearl' has deep purple, almost black leaves and fruits. The leaves will start out green, but once they hit the sun the color quickly deepens. The small black fruits, resembling black pearls, give the plant its name. Fruits mature to a dark red color. 'Black Pearl' make an excellent focal point in a container garden.

Ornamental peppers is the term given to pepper plants that are extremely attractive in the garden, but too hot for most peoples taste. Many have been bred recently for their appearance alone. Peppers are heat and sun lovers, so they can provide some color in the garden when other flowers are struggling.

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Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green turning purple/black

Plant Spread

12-16 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

14-18 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Mixed container, Garden, Heat tolerant, Attractive foliage

Bloom Time

Grown for its attractive foliage

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests