Black Olive Ornamental Pepper Seeds

Black Olive Ornamental Pepper Seeds

Purple in Flower, Leaf, and Fruit!

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item # 51533-PK-P1

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Why settle for just flowers, merely dark leaves, or simply glossy fruits when with Black Olive, you can have all 3 at once?! This ornamental pepper is the coolest plant this side of the cucumbers, and you've got to give it a try this season!

Bushy and neat, it's perfect for containers as well as the annual bed AND the cutting garden! The small, pointed leaves are dark midnight-purple (with an occasional flash of bright emerald green just to keep things lively!) and so showy. They stand up to heat, humidity, and even drought beautifully, refusing to green out or wilt even in blistering southern summers. And from midsummer through fall, they are topped by bright purple flowers, followed by clusters of small, round peppers that begin green, then turn black and finally mature to crimson red.

These peppers appear all along the stems, creating quite a sight as they ripen against the dark leaves. They are edible, but beware -- they're HOT! This makes the plant very useful as a pest deterrent, by the way, so consider livening up your vegetable patch with some Black Olives to keep the bad bugs at bay!

Black Olive is great in cutflower arrangements, too. Whether you're highlighting the foliage, flowers, or fruit, everything is colorful and attractive on this vigorous little performer. Cut all you like -- new branches, flowers, and peppers are waiting to set!

It's easy to see why Black Olive won the 2012 Flowering Plant Award from All-America Selections. It's easy to grow, beautiful, and so versatile. Find fun ways to put it to good use in your landscape this season! Pkt is 10 seeds.

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