Hardiness Zone: 8a
agc1953 from Prattville, AL
There are so many options for ornamental peppers now that I'm not sure if you're referring to a specific genus or not. Many gardeners lump all small, brightly colored peppers into the ornamental group-some edible some not. No matter the species, the plants and seeds can be hard to come by, but it's worth the effort to seek them out. Once established, peppers left outdoors are quite heat tolerant, need very little maintenance and readily seed themselves. Some cultivars also make wonderful indoor-outdoor container plants (or hanging baskets) that can be easily relocated according to the season. Ornamental peppers provide great color all through the growing season, can withstand high heat and require little care. I'm not sure exactly what you're searching for, but here are some links to ornamental pepper seeds on the web:
Hope this helps!
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I got some on Ebay, and some at Tomato Growers Supply. Tomato Growers ships pretty fast.
Totaly Tomatoes also have ornamental peppers, but I haven't bought there.
I have bought from Totally Tomatoes and got fast service and high quality seeds.
If you have a garden I would suggest that you grow your own hot peppers (the long, red, variety). If you don't have a garden, you can purchase these peppers in season at a veggie stand or your supermarket. Then, using a long needle and ketchen twine (wear gloves so your hands wont burn) and string the peppers closely together to the length you want. Make sure you leave enough twine at the beginning to make a loop to hang from. Tie a knot at the bottom of your Pepper string and hang up in your kitchen (or wherever) They will last a long time and once they dry you can use them for seasoning..just be careful..as they dry..they get hotter! Good Luck!
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