Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Purple Leaf Heart') in the Peppers Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Purple Leaf Heart flower

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 19, 2012 12:00 PM

Purple Leaf Heart
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 267740
Flower: erect, stellate, small
Petals: purple
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Purple > yellowish red 1 1/2"
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: green, medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 90 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 20,000-50,000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

Plants very tall with few branches, violet to deep purple, including leaves and stems; leaves blunt oval; flowers purple, erect conical; fruits purple to yellowish red.

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