Capsicum annuum 'Medusa'

Ornamental Pepper

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to regularly water and fertilize.

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The fruit on this ornamental pepper are colorful and twisted, and are concentrated at the top of the foliage all happening on this very compact plant. The plants are primarily for decoration, but if a curious child samples a pepper don't worry, they're mild. 

  • Pepper color changes from yellow to orange to red
  • Fruit is edible, not spicy
  • Vigorous and easy to grow

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

Height: 6-8 in
Spread: 4-8 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Orange, Red, Yellow

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


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Edible
  • Focal Point
  • Attractive fruit
  • Container
  • Summer Bloomer

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water