Chili Pepper
(Capsicum annuum)


Looking for the biggest bang for your gardening buck? Cayenne chili peppers are one of those plants that just keep on giving! One tidy 15x18” bush will produce a whole year’s worth of 7” red peppers with zip, zing and go-to flavor for a huge array of dishes. Hot, but not seriously hot hot. Whether you use it dried, frozen, or fresh off the vine, it provides flavorful zest for sauces, soups, stews and salsas. Performs beautifully in a container (minimum 12-15” diameter pot). This tender perennial, prefers not too fertile soil and average water. In hotter areas do grow in part shade to keep your little danglers from burning! Attractive to native bees and butterflies!

Gardener at Large

Sun/Part Shade
Average Water

Perennial Edible
USDA zones 9-11
(Annual Elsewhere)