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Chile Pequin

Chile Pequin - Capsicum annuum
Location: In the bed by the northeast entrance to the Arnold Student Center. Also in the beds on the North and East sides of the Library (Map)

Chile Pequin is a wonderful perennial pepper that is native to Texas. With small white flowers, red fruits (very hot peppers that are edible) and deep green foliage it makes a very showy landscape plant. This is a very adaptable plant that will grow in dapple shade as well as in full sun. The usual height is between 2-4' and blooms from about April through November in almost any soil. Mockingbirds are especially fond of the fruit and will eat them all season long, so you will have many volunteers popping up in the landscape. They can be transplanted to other places or potted up and given away to friends.