Bell Pepper

Meet the Capsicum annuum, a plant that's as versatile as it is vibrant. Known by many names such as Bell Pepper, Chili Pepper, Paprika, and more, this plant is a true chameleon of the garden, offering a range of colors and flavors that can spice up any dish or landscape.

Capsicum annuum

Full Sun

Can grow in full sun conditions.

Moderate Water Needs

Requires balanced watering. Not too wet, not too dry.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Capsicum annuum

Standing at a height between 1 to 3 feet and spreading out to about 1 foot, the Capsicum annuum is a sight to behold. Its enduring, striking leaves come in shades of olive and plum, providing a lush backdrop for its colorful fruits. During the hot weather period, it blooms flowers of plum and milky hues, adding to its charm.

Did you know that Capsicum annuum is a favorite among feathered singers? It's a great way to attract birds to your garden.

Also known as

Bell Pepper
Bird Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Chile pepper
Chili Pepper
Green Pepper
Hungarian Pepper
Ornamental Pepper
Pod pepper
Red Pepper
Red capsicum
Seasoning Pepper
Sweet and chili peppers
Sweet pepper


Yes, Capsicum annuum is not just a pretty face. It's also a nutritious addition to your kitchen garden. From salads to stir-fries, its fruits are a culinary delight.

Our design recommendations

With its striking colors and versatile nature, Capsicum annuum makes a great centerpiece for your garden. It's also perfect for edge assemblies, adding a pop of color to your green spaces. Plus, its size makes it ideal for urns and indoor greenery. Capsicum annuum is a great choice for urns, indoor greenery, and aisles. Its vibrant colors and attractive shape make it a standout in any landscape.