Capsicum annuum 'Black Olive'

Ornamental Pepper

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to regularly water and fertilize.

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This vigorous ornamental pepper creates a bright and colorful display with color from foliage, flowers and fruit. The peppers are primarily for decoration; they are edible, but incredibly hot so beware.

  • Glossy dark purple little peppers
  • Purple foliage and flowers
  • Nice neat habit

The neat habit and constant color is a good combination for displaying in containers, gardens or as a cut flower.

Height: 18-20 in
Spread: 12-15 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Purple

Interesting Notes about Ornamental Pepper:

With ornamental peppers it is easy to choose how to use them because they fit in just about any location. The habit is usually very neat and upright so no extra support needed. They flower as well as produce colorful fruit all season long.  Additionally, they love the heat and are drought tolerant.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Rock Garden
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Container
  • Edible
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Black
  • Almost Black
  • Purple


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water