Ornamental Pepper 'Chilly Chili' F1
2002 AAS Flower Award Winner

The first family-friendly ornamental pepper with exceptional garden performance. 'Chilly Chili,' as the name implies, has non-pungent fruit. The "heat" was bred out of the peppers, which is perfect for households with children who like to explore their environment. The fruit changes color from yellow to orange and matures at red. Extremely heat tolerant, 'Chilly Chili' will provide garden color during southern summers. Pepper plants can grow about a foot tall and spread 6-10 inches. The petite 2-inch peppers can be used as clever ornamental garnishes on salads or with ethnic entrees.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Ornamental Pepper
Variety Name: 'Chilly Chili' F1
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annuum
Year: 2002
Common Name: Ornamental pepper
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: PanAmerican Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Holiday Flame,' 'Medusa'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Compact, Mounded
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow, Orange
Bloom Color Pattern: Tricolor
Bloom Size: Peppers are 2" long, 3/8" diameter
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: YES

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