Plant name: Ornamental Pepper
Botanical name: Capsicum ‘Black Pearl’
Suggested by: Barbara Melera, D. Landreth Seed Company (www.landrethseeds.com)
Virtues: A showstopper. Against the pure black leaves are light purple flowers, followed by iridescent purple peppers that change to shiny black and ripen to bright red.
Flower: Clusters of 5 to 7 light purple 1-inch flowers.
Foliage: Pure black leaves.
Habit: Bushy, 2 to 3 feet tall and wide.
Season: Summer to frost.
Companions: Everything and anything!