A striking plant that produces pretty purple leaves, flowers and pods, the Cayenne Lilac will brighten up every veggie patch.
The Lilac Cayenne looks as appealing as it sounds, producing purple tinged leaves, bright purple flowers and eventually producing erect growing pods that mature to a dark purple then red.
The Lilac Cayenne is similar in heat to the traditional red cayenne, measuring in between 30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Some believe the Lilac variety is tastier than the red and yellow, but they can be slightly more difficult to germinate.
There is also a yellow variety of cayenne, and 2 red varities (thin or thick).
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Medium Heat|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|
There are 20 - 30 seeds in a packet.