Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Capsicum frutescens, NuMex Twilight, Hot Pepper... Ornamental Pepper

Common Name: Hot Pepper... Ornamental Pepper

Genus: Capsicum

Species: frutescens

Cultivar or Variety: NuMex Twilight

Characteristics of Plant
An edible ornamental pepper plant that is both hot and spicy as well as being pretty. NuMex Twilight is a piquin-type plant that produces an abundance of multi-colored fruits.

The fruits are held upright in clusters above the foliage and are about 3/4" wide and almost as long. The fruits start out a bright deep purple that turns to yellow than orange and finally to red. The fruits are edible in all stages and are hotter the closer to the red color you get. Full maturity is in about 100 days.

A plant that can be both decorative in the garden and edible at the same time.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species


When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth

Seed Needs Light to Germinate

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form

Nutritional Needs

Cutting Flower

Additional Uses

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"Pepper 'Numex Twilight'"
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