New Ornamental Peppers

New Ornamental Peppers

A new propagation and distribution partnership between the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and McCorkle Nurseries means ornamental pepper enthusiasts will now have more pepper varieties for their gardens.

 ‘Midnight Creeper’ and ‘Solar Eclipse,’ are the latest additions to the ARS line of ornamental peppers. Best used as bedding plants, they feature dark purple to black coloring that provides long-lasting interest in short-season climates and year-round color in warmer climates.

‘Midnight Creeper’s’ purple flowers produce black fruit, which turns red as it matures. The plant grows outward rather than upright, making it a great groundcover plant.

‘Solar Eclipse’ is tall and bushy, featuring black foliage, making it great for foundation plantings.

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