Plant Sangria peppers and you're setting the stage for a party. This pretty ornamental plant bears fruit that resembles confetti. Young peppers emerge green, then march through a wonderful parade of colors—orange, purple, and finally on to a glorious red.
Sangria peppers are edible, but they're not typically grown for their flavor. The fruits are eye-catching, but lack intense heat.
This pepper looks great planted as an edging in a bed and also adapts well to growing in containers. Plants bear fruit until frost.
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 2 to 3 inches by 3/4 inch
- Matures: 85 days to purple, 120 to red
- Plant spacing: 12 to 15 inches apart
- Plant size: 6 to 12 inches tall, 15 to 18 inches wide
- Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 to 5,000 (mild)