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Medusa Ornamental Pepper

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

For late summer and fall interest, try the whimsical Medusa Ornamental Pepper. Highly attractive, the Capsicum annuum 'Medusa' produces masses of long pointed fruits in shades of red, orange and yellow that contrast well against its dark foliage. A final height of up to 12 inches makes this ornamental pepper a winner for fall containers. 

The Medusa Ornamental Pepper forms a compact and neat mound of large dark green leaves before its fruits begin to form. As a tender annual, you will want to keep it protected until the frosts have passed and the soil warms up. The Medusa Pepper is perfectly suited to growing in a sunny courtyard or on a deck in a container. Alternatively, why not try placing it at the front of a border for an unexpected burst of color? 

Medusa Ornamental Pepper Care

Full sun and fertile, well-drained soil will help this ornamental pepper thrive and develop its colorful fruits. Water it regularly, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between sessions, as it does not tolerate soggy soil. You can support fruiting by feeding with a potassium-rich formula once the flowers appear. Pruning is not necessary, but you can pinch out the growing tips to encourage branching.

Being tender, the Medusa Ornamental Pepper will not survive freezing temperatures. In colder parts, you can overwinter it indoors on a sunny windowsill.

Medusa Ornamental Pepper Spacing

The Medusa Ornamental Pepper remains compact with a mature size of 6 to 12 inches tall and wide. Multiple specimens can be planted with a spacing of 8 to 12 inches apart. 

Medusa Ornamental Pepper Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Grown for foliage
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Containers
Features: N/A
Brand:
Common Name: Medusa Ornamental Pepper
Other Name(s): Christmas Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum 'Medusa'
SKU:
PEPOM123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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