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botanical name:
Capsicum annuum 'Filus Blue'
Capsicum annuum 'Filus Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chilli Pepper 'Filus Blue'
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: purple
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Small bushy annual or short lived perennial with dark bluish-violet tinged leaves and dark purple stems. Produces numerous small rounded glossy blue-purple fruits that turn red when fully ripe.

cultivation:
Best in reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil and a sunny warm location. Tolerant of most soil types. Thrives best in warm climates or can be grown under glass.


propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Mostly decorative but the fruits are very hot if eaten.
Suitable for growing in containers.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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