Wordless Wednesday—New Plants 14 Replies Iris domestica (blackberry lily) Iris domestica (blackberry lily) Capsicum annuum ‘NuMex Easter’ (dwarf Ornamental pepper) Capsicum annuum ‘NuMex Easter’ (dwarf Ornamental pepper) Like this:Like Loading... Related
Those peppers are so cute!
I think so too. They’re ornamental but I read they’re edible also. Probably won’t try them though.
Haha yeah they are too pretty to eat!
I’ve always admired those blackberry lilies but assumed they don’t grow here as I’ve never seen the rhizomes sold locally. I just looked them up and, other than their water needs (similar to bearded Iris), I don’t know why they’ve been ignored by the local garden centers.
Same here Kris. Don’t see them often but I lucked into this one while visiting a pottery and glass gallery with a friend last week. It is in a rural setting with beautiful perennials. There was a large stand with plants for sale, all priced $1-5. The lily was $3 so my friend and I each bought one. The peppers were only $1/plant. This lily is a dwarf and bloomed before I could even get it planted.
This Iris is new to me. It is so pretty.
They’re a little hard to find. I have an orange one that doesn’t seem to want to bloom this year. Was excited to come across this one last weekend already in bud at a great price.
Are we allowed to talk in the comments for this meme 🙂
How amazing to have two new plants growing side-side.
I have to say that the pepper looks lovely. Do they stay long?
Feel free to talk away Joanna! I just bought these so they’re not planted anywhere yet. Need to take care of that today. I’ve not had much luck with this type of pepper previously but the plants were only $1 apiece and looked quite healthy. They’re a dwarf annual, ornamental. Hope to add a pop of color through fall.
I hope they do well for you!
I tried one of the peppers a few years ago and it did fine, but when I saved and replanted a few of the seeds they were much more fun. Just beware the heat if you touch the fruit..
Thank you Frank. I hadn’t thought abut the fruit being hot, so appreciate that tip. Hope they’ll add some color to ride out the rest of summer and beyond.
Last year I dried my ornamental chillies and used them as decorations at Christmas. On wreaths and table decorations They were so sweet !
Such a good idea. I have included several in a fresh vase this weekend–couldn’t resist them.
Love these ornamental peppers! I saw some in a little garden the other day nestled next to some annuals and native perennials. So colorful! That Iris is lovely, too.