Not the plant you're looking for? Search over 300,000 plants
Annual BiennialConservatory Greenhouse

Capsicum annuum 'Bianca'

Mild flavoured, medium to large ivy-coloured bell pepper rippening to scarlet red. Has a thickset body holding dense foliage that protects the fruits from sunscald. Has strong resistance to tobacco mosaic virus.

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer Cream Red
Autumn Cream Red
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1C
Botanical details
Family
Solanaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Capsicum are annual or perennial plants, with simple, alternate leaves, and tubular or bell-shaped flowers. They are grown for their glossy, many-seeded edible fruits, including chilli and bell peppers, and as indoor ornamental plants

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Will grow well in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun.

Propagation

Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds or sowing seeds indoors for further advice

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to cutworms, flee beetles, aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to blossom end rot, bacterial spot

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.