Ornamental peppers are generally grown as decorative elements for their dainty, colorful fruits on compact plants. While they are edible, be cautious; nursery grown selections may have been treated with pesticides commonly used on ornamental plants. Enjoy plants indoors for their color, form, and decorative touch.
Can be grown outdoors in a container or in the garden through the summer, as well as indoors year-round. Makes an attractive and unusual centerpiece for a dining or buffet table. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.